The Point: David Foster Wallace

September 7, 2009

frontThe Point is a new literary/cultural journal started by graduate students at the University of Chicago. In case you haven’t spent time in Hyde Park: the title is a pun.

Their first issue came out last Spring and features a nice article on David Foster Wallace, the full text of which is posted here. It deals with many of the same issues as the New Yorker piece from last March, but focuses on those issues more from the perspective of Wallace’s writing than from his personal life, which is very useful if, like me, you can’t stop thinking about “Infinite Jest.”

And as you can see from the cover, the inaugural issue also features articles on Facebook and the female slacker. Very nice — I look forward to hearing more from these guys.

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