David Foster Wallace's Work and the Theory of Criticism in German Romanticism and Postmodernity
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David Foster Wallace's work requires the refounding of criticism in both a German Romantic sense and postmodern sense to build the rhizomatic connections inherent therein. A thorough exploration of both German Romanticism and postmodern theories of criticism and form follows while addressing Wallace's work. Through this process, one see that Wallace's work directs his readers through form, endnotes and footnotes, and materiality to a wholly postmodern understanding of his work, and the ultimate need for criticism to fulfill it.