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作者 Brown, Tyler James
書名 Solipsism, Samadhi, and countenancing the self---the pursuit of David Foster Wallace
國際標準書號 9781267560704
book jacket
說明 102 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 51-02, page:
Adviser: Jason Baskin
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wyoming, 2012
In my work, I draw parallels between the literature of David Foster Wallace and eastern thought, mainly Buddhism, and enlightenment (in particular Samadhi: heightened attention), to examine the potential for escaping the disconnection, solipsism, and loneliness inherent in modern American culture. I aim to uncover a continuous pursuit throughout his entire career while arguing that Wallace was a sincere, genuine author. I focus, mainly, on his three novels, but also include short stories, essays, and research from his archives in Austin, Texas, as well as works written about him. I begin by working through his diagnosis of solipsism in postmodern American culture using The Broom of the System, continue through Infinite Jest and his prescription for the self in such a culture, and then finally assert a solution seen within The Pale King
School code: 0264
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 51-02
主題 Religion, General
Literature, American
Alt Author University of Wyoming. English
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