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David Foster Wallace vs. Dave Barry: What is good writing?

(24) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 1:29 PM

The kind of writing David Foster Wallace did; sprawling, enigmatic, serious, in a word, "literary"; lets the writer get away with murder. The kind of Dave Barry does, which must both sweep the reader effortlessly along and deliver a minimum of three jokes per paragraph, is much harder to pull...

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