David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97
There will be an Italian three-day meet up in Florence later this month on the 28/29/30 of October.
Further details here http://carovecchioneon.wordpress.com/
Keep an eye out over the next few days for details of a couple of US memorials later this month.
About the recent Pomona College Memorial Service:
LA Times The David Foster Wallace Memorial
Universtiy Diaries A single cellist played...
Salon article with mention of DFW
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Writers & Suicide
CNN Link between creativit, mood disorders
Please get in contact with us if you have any information about a 'fragment' DFW read at the New Mexico State University in 2007. It was about "a father/husband who was killed when part of him got caught in the closing doors of a subway train, and his family's attempts to deal with it". The reading was at least a 30 minutes. (Thanks, Evan)
From September 2007, The Kansas City Pitch Blog, "Plog": Weekend events suggested by David Foster Wallace.
Time Out Chicago - Books
From the Amherst College website:
On Monday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, Amherst College welcomes the public to a celebration of the life and writing of David Foster Wallace '85. Participants will include David’s classmates, teachers, students and colleagues. A reception will follow, and all are welcome. The event will be recorded, and audio will be posted here following the celebration.
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
Publishers Weekly - Postmodern but Classic
SMH blogs, All men are liars - This is water
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
Salon.com - 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
New York Times- Letter
Belltown Messenger - misc
Uncertain Principles - On Elegant Complexity
Salon.com - Who is the real John McCain?
Intellectual Conservative - Thoughts on suicide
Boston.com - Infinite Jest Memorial tour
LA Weekly - Infinite Loss
Ready, Steady, Book - On Suicide
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):
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
Gerrit Bartels wrote "In Zukunft ohne mich" (Henceforth without me) in
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).
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
I have a backlog of updates, and some behind the scenes stuff to deal with at the fantods, but this Salon article is worth posting about:
[Thanks for all the support during the downtime, everyone. I am surprised by the number of you who have offered support, and as such I am trying to sort out a way to make this possible that does not make me feel uncomfortable.]
|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|