(urth) general video discussing Wolfe and literature

Daniel Otto Jack Petersen danielottojackpetersen at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 10:20:50 PST 2014

Great, Marc!  Loved the section on Trip Trap especially.  I think I've not
consciously tried to understand where Wolfe fits in between Modernism and
Postmodernism all this time and I think  you summed it up nicely:  he kind
of uses the trappings of postmodernism to undermine its commitment to utter
fragmentation and subjectivity.  Very sly, as you'd expect from Wolfe.  I
think that's why his works are so rich at many levels:  that of reader
enjoyment/engagement, that of deep literary analysis, that of philosophy
and theology, that of sheer spirituality, that of symbolism, and so on.
You get all the 'play'  and 'reader-response' of pomo but with a profound
sense of a deeper underlying structure that really stays put, so real it
can make you shiver.

Thanks.  I look forward to the next.


On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 5:17 PM, Marc Aramini <marcaramini at gmail.com> wrote:

> There's a few uhhs in there but I try to stay energetic when the camera
> rolls! Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
> On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Charles Gillingham <
> charlesgillingham at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Great video! Can't wait for part two. One take, and no "umms" or "likes",
>> very impressive. Now I'll have to rush to finish Peace before you get part
>> two out.
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