David Foster Wallace

March 4, 2009

An interesting and insightful article on David Foster Wallace appears here, in the latest issue of the New Yorker. The essay is similar to, but longer than and better than, one that appeared here, last fall, in Rolling Stone magazine. An excerpt from Wallace’s unfinished novel, “The Pale King,” also appears here, in same issue of the New Yorker; the book is due to be published next year.

The New York Times called David Foster Wallace “the best mind of his generation,” and I agree. His generation is my generation, by the way; and the only thing I’d add is to say that the only one who comes close is Stephen Malkmus.


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