Saturday, May 11, 2013

Most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is? In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and grow despite the times' darkness. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it.

~David Foster Wallace


Nan said...

My thoughts exactly. I'm sorry his personal world could have been sunnier.

Trish said...

I'm curious to know more about him as an author. I have a few books of his waiting on my TBR shelf.