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  • ...//www.thehowlingfantods.com/dfw The Howling Fantods - Nick Maniatis' great DFW website] * [http://www.davidfosterwallace.com "Unofficial" DFW website]
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    ...he synthesis of some polymers but is most emphatically not pimple cream as DFW claims. I suspect it would burn your skin off." Although, Olympia continu
    7 KB (1,090 words) - 22:08, 31 October 2018
  • :See [http://theknowe.net/dfw The Know(e): dfw] for a complete bibliography. * [http://www.thehowlingfantods.com/dfw.htm THE HOWLING FANTODS! - David Foster Wallace: News, Info, Links]
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  • The passage in which Hal eats the mold is reproduced not quite verbatim from DFW's purportedly autobiographical 1991 <i>Harper's Magazine</i> essay [http:// ...unication, conceived in the pre-Internet era … not sure what this means, DFW may have intended some form of communication different from email, which ha
    22 KB (3,375 words) - 20:57, 27 October 2018
  • ...als not very much at all. The topic is either as esoteric as it seems or a DFW invention. In the 1990 essay "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction", DFW uses Toblerone to point out that treats are acceptable in small amounts but
    25 KB (3,720 words) - 19:55, 16 March 2020
  • ...''arrière-garde'', there is no such thing as ''après-garde'' in French. DFW makes either a mistake or a pun — likely the latter — because the notio A type of painkiller [DFW's note explains and embroiders]; a substance manufactured within the human
    18 KB (2,705 words) - 20:03, 16 March 2020
  • ...ait de bonne guerre'' (it was fair game) seems more fitting, possibly what DFW meant.
    16 KB (2,473 words) - 08:24, 29 March 2020
  • A reference to DFW's Kenyon College commencement speech [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is DFW is making up a noun here. Recumbent means “sprawled out” or otherwise s
    8 KB (1,091 words) - 15:42, 26 April 2020
  • ...by means of fine wires that impact the printer paper and an inked ribbon. DFW is referring to these wires (needles) which make a distinctive and rather u ...i> is wildly and recklessly wrong. There is nothing else in this book that DFW comes even close to getting as wrong as this. A urologist is a surgeon who
    11 KB (1,620 words) - 05:25, 7 November 2018
  • (perhaps used here by DFW differently) an instrument with a curved blade used to scrape sweat and dir
    13 KB (1,897 words) - 13:06, 25 April 2020
  • walking around, But this speaker is the Moms and the writer is DFW, so this is probably a good time to remember that in Aristotelian drama, pe
    8 KB (1,190 words) - 15:47, 24 April 2020
  • ...glish, I find one of the very many "funniest" things about this book to be DFW's deadpan literal renderings of the Québecois French of Marathe (and other ..., Swiss, or Québecois word. Perhaps a malentendu in French on the part of DFW – Marathe should have heard <i>itier</i> for ETA.
    11 KB (1,680 words) - 10:04, 29 March 2020
  • DFW is making up this noun (as he also does on [[Pages_883-902#Page_898|Page 88
    11 KB (1,693 words) - 09:55, 29 March 2020
  • <i>botany</i>, produced or formed by fission; what DFW apparently intends here is a neologism/malaprop for “tending to cause som ...oom] who [https://wwd.com/eye/people/the-full-bloom-3592315/ was no fan of DFW's]:
    41 KB (6,112 words) - 15:06, 4 May 2020
  • a malaprop; DFW means pertaining to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_force nuclear
    21 KB (3,202 words) - 05:29, 7 November 2018
  • ...rence the Robert Gould Shaw statue that Joelle van Dyne passes on p. 223. DFW appears to have moved the Shaw memorial from Beacon Street to Boylston Stre
    14 KB (2,017 words) - 02:17, 3 November 2018
  • ...t to explode) quality. It is also a toxic yellow, two attributes to which DFW was probably also tipping his hat here.
    11 KB (1,684 words) - 22:03, 2 November 2018
  • a type of pin or bolt; DFW is likely playing off the phrase "dead as a doornail" here
    12 KB (1,796 words) - 02:19, 2 November 2018
  • probably meant to be a follow-up television channel to ESPN, perhaps DFW intends Interdependent / Sports Programming Network
    14 KB (2,119 words) - 09:28, 29 March 2020
  • The (misspelt by DFW) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eustachian Eustachian tube] connects the mid ...e in 1881. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Volkmann Wikipedia]) DFW’s explanation is rare-for-him bunk. Although it may be associated with a
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