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Considering the Lobster

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

“David Foster Wallace is sui generis on a stick.”

–  Robert McCrum, Observer

“He’s so modern he’s in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. Goddamn him.”

 – Zadie Smith

David Foster Wallace’s essay on Franz Kafka entitled, ‘Some Remarks on Kafka’s Funniness from Which Probably Not Enough Has Been Removed’, from the book Consider the Lobster is probably the best thing I have read all year. Continue reading

"Talent is a Species of Vigour."

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

http://www.gladwell.com/2002/2002_07_22_a_talent.htm

I did my final four years of high school at Melbourne Grammar. Whenever I hear the song ‘Know your Enemy’ by Rage Against the Machine, it takes me back to wearing  the blue school uniform, milling around the Old Bluestone:

“Yes I know my enemies,

They’re the teachers who taught me to fight me

compromise

conformity 

assimilation

submission

ignorance

hypocrisy 

brutality

the elite 

all of which are American dreams.”

I hated the place. Continue reading

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