David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97
A big 'thanks' to everyone who sent in small .pdf files of the Whiskey Island Interview. A new small (36kb, thanks, Zack) pdf has been added to the (outdated) Interviews page. If anyone can add to the list of print interviews (either updates for broken links or new links) drop me a line.
To answer all the questions about the linkable (but unreadable without subscription) Modernism/modernity DFW tribute, a wallace-l member did all the legwork (thanks, Mark!). You can buy a single print issue (in the US at least) by calling their toll-free number (800-548-1784). Order is by credit card and I understand the cost is $14.00, plus $3.00 shipping (to the US I assume).
Final call for the Canberra DFW fan meetup. Only a handful of replies so far (as expected) if you are interested in joining us for a social evening soon let me know so we can finalise a date, time and inner-city location.
The online edition of the Rain Taxi Review of Books is hosting a great essay by Tim Jacobs called, "The Fight: Considering David Foster Wallace Considering You."
Well worth your time, the final paragraph is wonderful.
Attention Canberra Wallace fans. We are trying to organise a small meetup at an inner city location for an evening of remembrance, discussion, and the opportunity to meet some local DFW admirers (including the admin of this site). Keen?
Get in touch using The Howling Fantods contact form. Include a valid email address and ensure 'Canberra Meetup' is in the subject.
More details when we know how many interested parties we have.
The Slow Review has made available a new DFW obituary written by Rino Breebaart & Adam Rivett. It is well worth your time.
The lovely people over at the Sonora Review have let me know you can now pre-order the DFW Tribute issue using paypal. Pre-order here.
Re: The Whiskey Island DFW Interview I posted yesterday. I've been sent a number of .pdf conversions (thanks everyone), and I've added a 12mb .pdf which is easy to read, but not searchable. Once again, The Whiskey Island Magazine interview was conducted by Hugh Kennedy and Geoffrey Polk and printed in the Spring 1993 edition of the Whiskey Island Magazine. It is made available with the magazine's permission.
Grab the pdf here (12mb .pdf)
(Welcome kottke.org readers. Cheers for the link, Jason!)
Sonora Review DFW Tribute - Double Issue:
Do not miss getting your hands on the Sonoroa review double issue and DFW tribute. It looks like it is going to be fantastic, particularly when you look at the list of contributors!
You can let them know if you'd like a copy and find more exciting info here: Sonora Review: The Blog
Update: Pre-order using paypal now.
24 page DFW Tribute in Modernism/modernity:
Modernism/modernity - Volume 16, Number 1, January 2009 , has what I understand to be a wonderful tribute to DFW from Steven Moore,Dave Eggers, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Marshall Boswell, Michael North, Stephen J. Burn and Brendan Beirne.
Tim Ware's Infinite Jest Wiki:
Tim has finally developed his list of IJ characters that has been floating around for ages into a full blown Infinite Jest wiki and it is awesome. I am still sad that the wiki we started here got destroyed in a hosting issue before it went live. Some of the contributors added some great stuff before it all got corrupted... more incentive to make Tim's even better.
An amazing new/old DFW interview from 1993!
The story begins in Jan this year when a reader (thanks, Jordan!) discovered an interview with DFW in the Whiskey Island Magazine 1993 Spring Issue.
The interview is a rare, honest, and very candid gem. Wait until you see how DFW responds to a question about 'what he is trying to do' with his writing. I wish I'd read this years ago.
I managed to get in touch with the current editor and gained permission to post the scans of the interview (Thanks, Megan!) as long as we acknowledge the authors and link back to the Whiskey Island Magazine website. Easy:
The Whiskey Island Magazine interview was conducted by Hugh Kennedy and Geoffrey Polk and printed in the Spring 1993 edition of the Whiskey Island Magazine. It is made available with the magazine's permission.
Visit Whiskey Island Magazine here:
Update: New Format
Download the .pdf here: 1993 Whiskey Island Magazine DFW Interview. (Approx 12mb .zip of .jpg scans)
Small (36kb) .pdf here: Small 1993 Whiskey Island Magazine DFW Interview.
(BTW: I'm a pdf noob. If anyone knows how to OCR and pdf format these I'd love to know)
|The Broom of the System|
|Girl with Curious Hair|
|Supposedly Fun Thing|
|Everything and More|
|Consider the Lobster|
|This is Water|
|The Pale King|
|Both Flesh and Not|
|New to DFW?|
|Interviews and Audio|
|The B.I. Project|