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Supposedly Fun Things...: Essays Inspired by the Creative Nonfiction of David Foster Wallace

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Chaperoning Grad Nite at Disneyland... Spending eight hours in the Prospective Juror holding room... Reading AP exam essays for fifty-six hours... Detoxing from an addiction to prescription narcotics... Travelling 7000 miles to present a paper at a literary conference in Antwerp, Belgium... In this collection of narrative and critical essays, Ryan M Blanck explores the ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published July 6th 2013 by Createspace
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Bruce
Sep 10, 2013 Bruce rated it really liked it
I readily recommend this book to David Foster Wallace fans and to anyone interested in how a young writer can be inspired by another writer, for this is indeed a story of inspiration.

Good fiction, really good fiction, will get you to look inside yourself, to learn more about who you really are. *Great* fiction will *inspire* you, get you to go beyond just thinking into the realm of doing, and DFW's fiction (and nonfiction) is truly great fiction. In this interesting book, the author talks about
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Juliane Detweiler
Apr 24, 2014 Juliane Detweiler rated it it was amazing
Amusing essays. I love the way that Ryan M.Blanck observes his world.
David Vincent
Nov 23, 2016 David Vincent rated it it was amazing
Fun introduction, preparation, seduction to David Foster Wallace. Enjoyed the bounce-around of pieces throughout. Some of the pieces take you on trips through the Land of Mundania 1, while colored in with the wonder of David Foster Wallace. One of the chapters lay out a thesis of a bright and shiny reality the rest of us have been in the dark about--or, mostly in the dark, with occasional flashes of light 2. A most fascinating thing about the thesis is Ryan deals with some of the same stuff DFW ...more
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