White (Nonfiction) - tweeting Summary & Analysis

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In “tweeting,” Ellis discusses David Foster Wallace, a novelist who committed suicide, and how Wallace might feel about the way his life has been portrayed. A book was written detailing Wallace’s conversations with David Lipsky, a journalist from the Rolling Stone magazine. Ellis notes that in the book titled, Although of Course You Wind Up Being Yourself, Lipsky and Wallace talked about the person fans imagined a writer to be through his writing versus who the genuine person was. Ellis argues that the movie made from this book does not do justice to all sides of Wallace’s personality and for that reason does not reveal Wallace’s genuine personality. Ellis writes that all of the interesting parts of Wallace’s personality, like the cruelty of his criticism and his jealousy the things that made him interesting as a person, were left out...

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