Unexpected! I was certainly not his biggest fan, though I did enjoy some of his essays and some of his short stories. But I will point to that bit about the footnote that I posted recently, and suggest that, while I can't really say how successful it was in Adorno, DFW used his endless footnotes and many other rhetorical tricks to try to recreate a sense of thinking that was not one-dimensional, but constantly breaking off and curling back and doing all those fractal things that we (or, I) think of thinking as doing.



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