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via Frank : Good art is a kind of magic. It does magical...
"Good art is a kind of magic. It does magical things for both artist and audience. We can have long polysyllabic arguments about how to describe the way this magic works, but the plain fact is that good art is magical and precious and cool. It’s hard to try and make good art, and it seems to me wholly reasonable that good artists should be concerned with their work’s cultural reception." Oh, this.
writing  davidfosterwallace  creativity  literature 
september 2011 by infovore
Infinite Summer
"You've been meaning to do it for over a decade. Now join endurance bibliophiles from around the web as we tackle and comment upon David Foster Wallace's masterwork, June 21st to September 22nd. A thousand pages1 ÷ 93 days = 75 pages a week. No sweat." Hmn. Maybe. I might want to read something else, though... but could be fun!
books  reading  davidfosterwallace  infinitejest 
may 2009 by infovore
One Of The Greatest Quotes Ever… | iain tait | crackunit.com
"Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests." Iain Tait with some DFW. Sharp stuff.
davidfosterwallace  quotation  television  media  aesthetics  vulgarity  refinement  culture  stereotyping  broadstrokes 
june 2008 by infovore

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