art junk appearance reality devotion repulsion: David Foster Wallace on ‘Dead Elvis’ (Nov. ’91)

David Foster Wallace:

“[Marcus] chases and witnesses the spasms of love, hatred, devotion, betrayal, lust and art that Elvis Presley’s explosion has sent raining out and down, witnesses with neither Warholian fake-hip credulity nor ironic fake-hip condescension.”

Los Angeles Times, November 24, 1991

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