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Albert’s Strange and Difficult Path (in Twin Peaks)

One of the true highlights of a show that had more than its share, ht DH:

David Foster Wallace on David Lynch, Irony, and Preaching

David Foster Wallace on David Lynch, Irony, and Preaching

From DFW’s definitive take on Lynch “David Lynch Keeps His Head”:

Like most storytellers who use mystery as a structural device and not a thematic device, Lynch is way better at deepening and complicating mysteries than he is at wrapping them up. And [Twin Peaks]’ second season showed that he was aware of this and that it was making him really nervous. By its thirtieth episode, the show had degenerated into tics and shticks and mannerisms and red herrings, and part of the explanation for this was that Lynch was trying to divert our attention from the fact that he really…

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Another Week Ends: DFW, A. Null, female Atheists, Big Love and Twin Peaks

Another Week Ends: DFW, A. Null, female Atheists, Big Love and Twin Peaks

1. The New Yorker published a posthumous short story from David Foster Wallace this past week, “All That”. A touching look at childhood and the ‘religious impulse’, it is sort of a must-read. The ending is particularly moving.

2. An illuminating interview with friend/theologian Ashley Null over at VirtueOnline about a number of subjects, including the English Reformation, contemporary Anglicanism and modern American culture (trust me, it’s more interesting than it sounds…). His distinction between unconditional affirmation and unconditional love strikes me as pertinent to some of the recent discussions on this site re: love & faith (ht TB).

3. An…

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