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Eduardo Lago

Ways of Wrapping Up The Void: from The Infinite Jest to Inland Empire



Published on the threshold of the third millennium, just before the internet modified our relation with reading, The Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace marked the start of a new way of seeing the novel. Wallace’s outrageous narrative metastases blazed trails now walked by generations of narrators in every latitude. In parallel, the film career of David Lynch, which Foster Wallace addresses with unusual shrewdness, takes the lead from the language of literary fiction, highlighting possibilities that the novel barely conceives of. This workshop analyses the secretly convergent poetics underlying Inland Empire, one of David Lynch’s starkest and most radical proposals, and the monumental novel of David Foster Wallace.

Participants: Eduardo Lago

This activity is part of Kosmopolis 2015, Kosmopolis

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