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TCC Films: The End of the Tour

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The End of the Tour

As a fan of the late writer (and seeker) David Foster Wallace, I enjoyed the film The End of The Tour, now in theaters. A review of the film in America magazine focuses on the brief appearance of a St. Ignatius of Loyola quote in DFW’s bathroom. Read the piece by Jake Martin here: What’s St. Ignatius Doing in a DFW Movie? Watch the trailer after the jump:

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A Graduation Speech by David Foster Wallace

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May is full of graduation ceremonies and commencement addresses. Most are easily forgettable, but here’s one that will stay with you. The writer David Foster Wallace tells the Kenyon college grads, “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.” He went through RCIA twice. Read the whole speech in The Guardian here: This is Water. Read an excerpt after the jump:

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Misc: The Theological Imagination of David Foster Wallace, Part Two

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At Patheos David Griffith continues his analysis of David Foster Wallace’s theological imagination. He writes, “Many of our finest and most enduring writers have written about spiritual struggle.” Read it here: The Theological Imagination of David Foster Wallace, Part Two  If you missed Part One yesterday, you can read it here: The Theological Imagination of DFW, Part One

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The Theological Imagination of David Foster Wallace, Part One

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David Foster Wallace

The brilliant writer David Foster Wallace, who took his own life, went to church all the time and twice went through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in order to become a Catholic, but, like Simone Weil, he was never baptized. Read the entire article in Patheos here: The Theological Imagination of David Foster Wallace, Part One  Then read some of his writing: This Is Water

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