Nature's Nightmare: Analyzing David Foster Wallace's Oblivion

Nature s Nightmare Analyzing David Foster Wallace s Oblivion From the author of Elegant Complexity comes a cogent analysis of David Foster Wallace s Oblivion Nature s Nightmare is the first book of criticism devoted to Wallace s masterful story collection Carli
  • Title: Nature's Nightmare: Analyzing David Foster Wallace's Oblivion
  • Author: Greg Carlisle
  • ISBN: 9780988930513
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nature's Nightmare: Analyzing David Foster Wallace's Oblivion
    From the author of Elegant Complexity comes a cogent analysis of David Foster Wallace s Oblivion Nature s Nightmare is the first book of criticism devoted to Wallace s masterful story collection Carlisle gives an in depth narrative analysis of each story Mr Squishy, The Soul is Not a Smithy, Incarnations of Burned Children, Another Pioneer, Good Old Neon, From the author of Elegant Complexity comes a cogent analysis of David Foster Wallace s Oblivion Nature s Nightmare is the first book of criticism devoted to Wallace s masterful story collection Carlisle gives an in depth narrative analysis of each story Mr Squishy, The Soul is Not a Smithy, Incarnations of Burned Children, Another Pioneer, Good Old Neon, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Oblivion, and The Suffering Channel Carlisle s methodical approach walks readers through Wallace s thematic interests and situates Oblivion in the broader arc of Wallace s career Every passage of each story is analyzed in terms of 1 interrelation of narrative form and content, 2 relation of story to the theme of oblivion, 3 recurring thematic motifs in Wallace s work, and 4 assessment of content in relation to Infinite Jest and The Pale King The book includes nine charts that illustrate narrative devices Wallace employs throughout the stories Jason Kottke called Elegant Complexity the reference book for Infinite Jest and now Nature s Nightmare is the primary reference work for Oblivion.
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  • While primarily about David Foster Wallace s Oblivion stories, this insightful book also reveals how the thinking behind the stories ties to plots and characters in Infinite Jest and in The Pale King Professor Carlisle does a fantastic job of explaining Dave s views on hyperconsciousness with consciousness being Nature s Nightmare and its polar opposite, Oblivion.There is a lot of meat in this book I will be reading it again to make sure I digest as much of it as I can It really tied three of Da [...]


  • Carlisle s comparable book on Infinite Jest is indispensable if you re doing than cursory reading of that novel This book too provides lots of insights into the stories in the collection it considers You have to approach a story collection a bit differently than you do a novel, I think, and Carlisle does a nice job of pulling threads from all the stories together to show how the stories are working with similar material in spite of their apparent diversity of subject matter.I suspect that work [...]


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