David Foster Wallace
speech DFW gave at
the 2005 Kenyon College commencement.
interview with DFW: includes a great deal of discussion
of the purposes of art and fiction.
listserv dedicated to DFW, and the list members are a
charming bunch. Lots of OT stuff, if you don't mind that.
Please tell 'em I sent you.
Jest is, IMHO, one of the best novels published in the last
fifty years--and one of the most important. It's a hard
read. Wallace asks a lot of the reader, and many readers I
know bagged the task after a hundred pages or so. If you're
struggling through it, hang in there. It's worth the chunk
of your life you're exchanging.
Some IJ Links:
Infinite Jest: Reviews, Articles, and Miscellany
Howling Fantods IJ page
Amazon.com IJ entry: Important because it has a "search
within the text" feature. Can't remember where in the 1079
pages you saw the word glabrous? Relief is at hand .
. . .
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