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  1. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    To be fair, I don't recall DeLillo ever saying he aims to be profound; it just sort of happens with him, occasionally. Not sure about McCarthy...but both writers are ultimately concerned with beauty over meaning.
     
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    ^It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
     
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    Aw, c'mon. Do I have to? Football and nuclear weapons—is this a comment on AMERICA!?
     
  5. noob in 89

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    See, this is what I'm saying. We should NOT let grad students and those young overzealous professors ruin this for us. Whatever it says, it says by accident, purely from the unconscious noggin' of D. DeLillo.

    (You trollin' me, bro?)
     
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    Nah, not trolling. Just poking fun at Delillo's lack of subtlety.

    EDIT: I read the free preview pages in that Amazon link you included. I don't know, maybe it's just personal preference, but Delillo's writing is definitely not my favorite. The last full work I read by him was this short story in the New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/11/30/091130fi_fiction_delillo), figuring it was short and so I'd give it a chance. I found it to be really inconsequential. I get the impression that he writes without knowing really what he means, basically as you were saying. If I suspect a writer is writing around the point I can deal with that (and like it when it's done well), but if I feel like a writer is writing without a definite point it makes me crazy.
     
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    Your wife was right about one thing though...this place is full of useful information, about the Mr Porter sales site...

    I saw several posts were made, when items that had been listed as SOLD OUT at sales prices resurfaced again...
    I don't think the alert option is available on Mr Porter's site, but if styleforum started an alert service, I'd be all attention...
     
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    So, about Ferran Adria's new incarnation of El Bulli... it's supposed to be some sort of all encompassing destination, not just for food. Anyone have more details?
     
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    a fusion of my (strange?) love for webcomics and literature.




    Quote: been reading this off and on for about two years now. each illustration, or comic, can be clicked on and it takes you to a blog posting explaining the scene in relation to the novel and other little details.
     
  15. noob in 89

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    ^^That is really great.




    EDIT: I guess that was a pretty weak post, so here's something similar: Zak Smith's page-by-page illustrations for Gravity's Rainbow. Really neat.


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    Buy the book or view them here.
     
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