image fiction n imagination

“image-fiction is paradoxically trying to restore what is (mis)taken for ‘real’ to three whole dimensions, to reconstruct a univocally round world out of disparate streams of flat sights.” p. 173

David Foster Wallace’s essay largely discusses television’s influence on fiction, which i could care less about, i don’t care if every idiot out there was irreparably scarred by television, I was never exposed to it and trying to expose myself to it now is impossible; I can’t understand how anyone could be so easily entertained.  But I love this line and would like to take that idea and use it as a grounding statement for what I want to be doing with my fiction, as far as constructing a round world out of the multiple realities that to me stem from much more complicated sources than something like television.

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