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Mega link update 1-10

Sorry for the lack of updates, the links below cover a lot of the things posted since our outage here. As per usual, you can read a lot of the memorials etc. here DFW 1962-2008. A big thank you to everyone who emailed me with links, and those posting them over at wallace-l
Link updates back to 22/9/08:
The Amherst Student - In memoriam
New York Observer - IJ editor on DFW
Washington Post - Poet's Choice
Guardian - Thw world according to wallace
Blogcritics - The new canon
Blogcritics - Sussman
New York Mag Books - Infinite Loss
New York Mag - Intelligencer
The New Republic - DFW Revisited(and a good list of online publications)
Publishers Weekly - Postmodern but Classic
NME - Cold War Kids pay tribute
Radar Online - Paige Ferrari
City Pages - The Blotter
ABC Radio National Australia - The Book Show (audio)
Globe and Mail - A DFW moment
Gawker - 23/9
New York Mag Entertainment - DFW as a teacher
Prospect Magazine - Opinions
Willamette Week Online - McCain's Promise
The Daily Toreador - Educated should focus on life before death - The last days of David Foster Wallace (as posted a few dyas ago)
Sign and Sight - about the IJ German translation
Times Online - David Baddiel on DFW
Gawker - Life is pain
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Saturday Essay
Uncertain Principles - On Elegant Complexity - Who is the real John McCain?
Intellectual Conservative - Thoughts on suicide - Infinite Jest Memorial tour
LA Weekly - Infinite Loss
Ready, Steady, Book - On Suicide
German Links:
Big thanks to IJ's German translator Ulrich Blumenbach who posted an
extensive list of German links to wallace-l, I have reproduced it below.

Andreas Borcholte wrote "David Foster Wallace tot aufgefunden" (David Foster
Wallace found dead) in "Der Spiegel" (14/09/08):,1518,578151,00.html

Wieland Freund wrote "Tod eines depressiven Genies" (Death of a depressive
genius) in "Berliner Morgenpost" (15/09/08):

Guido Graf wrote "Manischer Zweifler" (Manic sceptic) in "Frankfurter
Rundschau" (15/09/08):

Gerrit Bartels wrote "In Zukunft ohne mich" (Henceforth without me) in
"Tagesspiegel" (15/09/08):;art138,2614453

Thomas Leuchtenmüller wrote "Am Ende der grossen Freiheit" (At the end of
the great freedom) in "Neue Zuercher Zeitung" (15/09/08):

Willi Winkler wrote "Die unentrinnbare Unterhaltung" (The inescapable
Entertainment) in "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" (15/09/08).

Richard Kämmerlings wrote "Die Sucht ist das Wesen des Systems" (Addiction
is the essence of the system) in "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"

Harald Jaehner wrote "Schrecklich amuesant - aber in Zukunft ohne mich"
(German title of "A supposedly fun thing" but literally "Terribly funny -
but henceforth without me") in "Berliner Zeitung" (15/09/08):

Tobias Rapp wrote "Suizid als Zeichen" (suicide as sign) in "taz":

Frank Schaefer wrote "Mit vielen Stimmen" (With many voices) in "junge Welt"

Eberhard Falcke wrote "In Zukunft ohne mich" (Henceforth without me) in "Die

Michael Braun wrote "Unendliche Spaesse" (Infinite Jests) in "Freitag"

Harald Staun wrote "Die Machtlosigkeit der Woerter und die Unendlichkeit des
Wahnsinns (The helplessness / powerlessness of words and the infinity of
madness) in "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" (21/09/08).
Italian Links:
Big thanks to Roberto Natalini who posted the
extensive list of Italian links below to wallace-l:
The last Italian publisher of DFW, Einaudi, opened a web page devoted to him
There is a a story by Antonio Monda in Repubblica  (he was actually
the organizer of "Le conversazioni" event in 2006):
and another one by the writer Tommaso Pincio (sic! it's his nom de
plume, but Pincio is also a popular park in Rome):
A comments page is here

The other Italian publisher was Minimum Fax, and they opened the last
issue of their newsletter with some translations from the McSweneey's
and put on the bottom of the page a short text by Martina Testa, one
of the main DFW's translators in Italy (the translator of IJ is
Edoardo Nesi)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2008 07:07  

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