E Unibus Pluram, David Foster Wallace (1990)

Originally published in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, this essay sketches a loose history of the American television industry advertising, U.S. fiction and advertisement. The title “E Unibus Pluram” means “from one, many” and is a solipsistic play on the American motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” which means “out of many, one.” While Wallace acknowledges that TV is fun, most evident from the fact that the average American watches … Continue reading E Unibus Pluram, David Foster Wallace (1990)

David Lynch Keeps His Head, David Foster Wallace

1. WHAT MOVIE THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT DAVID LYNCH’s Lost Highway, written by Lynch and Barry Gifford, featuring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, and Balthazar Getty. Financed by CIBY 2000, France. An October Films release. Copyright 1996, Asymmetrical Productions, Lynch’s company, whose offices are near Lynch’s house in the Hollywood Hills and whose logo, designed by Lynch, is a very cool graphic that looks like this: … Continue reading David Lynch Keeps His Head, David Foster Wallace