Is irony ruining our culture? Or is it TV? Or rhetorical questions?

Something I posted last year while you’re ironing out the details of your synthesis essay.

Mr. Klein's Online Classroom

Expanding our conversations of potential limits for satire…

Here’s the light version from (for those of you in a hurry):

David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

Here’s the heavy version from A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again:

E unibus pluram: television and U.S. fiction by David Foster Wallace

And for those who want more DFW:

Here’s a bunch of DFW essays that Harper’s has made available in memorium. Scroll down to the January 1996 “Shipping Out” link for his famous cruise ship essay…but really, you can’t go wrong with any of them.


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