“We do not fear being called meticulous, inclining as we do to the view that only the exhaustive can be truly interesting.” ―Thomas Mann
“‘I read,’ I say. ‘I study and read.’ I bet I’ve read everything you read. Don’t think I haven’t. I consume libraries. I wear out spines and ROM-drives. I do things like get in a taxi and say, ‘The library, and step on it.’ My instincts concerning syntax and mechanics are better than your own, I can tell, with all due respect. But it transcends the mechanics. I’m not a machine. I feel and believe. I have opinions. Some of them are interesting. I could, if you’d let me, talk and talk.'” -David Foster Wallace
-Please note: This is NOT required reading. This is some supplemental reading that I’ve compiled as a time saver for those of you who are looking for a better handle on modernism and postmodernism. Unfortunately, these movements are so vast and discursive that the documents linked above do not even compose a basic primer.