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E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction, David Foster Wallace

Wallace, David Foster. "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction." - Free Online Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2016.

What is the function of the first sentence of paragraph two (“Television nevertheless…of it”)?


It provides historical context for the subsequent paragraph.


It expresses an anecdote from the author’s own life.


It defines key terminology central to the essay’s argument.


It introduces the essay’s recurrent motif of irony and paradox.


It outlines criteria to make aesthetic judgments.

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