He was inarguably one of the most interesting thinkers and distinctive stylists of the generation raised on Jacques Derrida, Strunk and White and Scooby-Doo.

Maud Newton, New York Times Magazine, Another Thing to Sort of Pin on David Foster Wallace.

Newton explores Wallace’s language and its legacy while bemoaning the fact that in “the Internet era, Wallace’s moves have been adopted and further slackerized by a legion of opinion-mongers who not only lack his quick mind but seem not to have mastered the idea that to make an argument, you must, amid all the tap-dancing and hedging, actually lodge an argument.”

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