David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97
Latest links and update here DFW 1962-2008 :
Globe and Mail - The web remembers
Globe and Mail - The Shadow of Depression
Globe and Mail - Letters
NPR - Newer Piece
Beliefnet - Idol Chatter
The Independent - Dark Side of David Foster Wallace
New York Times - Opinion
Stephen Schenkenberg - How Wallace made me smile - A great piece.
John Ziegler - The guy DFW wrote HOST about. No comment.
Some audio appreciation from the GLT newsroom - Charlie Schlenker and Charlie Harris
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to send in links, particularly all the bloggers out there. Got anymore?
Sorry, forgot to add this to the front page this morn. Working on further round of updates right now.
- Harper's has made available everything they published of DFW in pdf format.
- Amherst has set up a notes and remembrances page which can be viewed in full if one has an Amherst login. From Jennifer: There is starting next week a David Foster Wallace Memorial Book Club in Denver, Colorado. The bookclub will be organized by Jennifer Bugg of Denver, and she can be contacted at www.meetup.com and use the search engine to find meeting locations and times. The first year of the organization willbe devoted to reading DFW's own works.. Additionally, one can go to
New Links, also to be found over at DFW 1962 - 2008 :
SplicetodayBostonist Radaronline Last Exit MagazineRoss and Roll Antidisingenuousmentarianism German Media obituaries, I will clean the links up after work (thanks, Ulrich)
Ryan from the spectacular dfw bibliography site, The Know(e): dfw has released the first of what he is calling The Amherst Documents.
Ryan says it better than me:
You can download Mr. Costigan in May from The Know(e): dfw.
Thank you so much, Ryan.
From Bruce Weber's piece at the New York Times - Books:
New pieces since I left this morning, thanks everyone. All posts can be found here: DFW 1962-2008
Salon.com - Laura Miller
NPR - All things considered
The Huffington Post - Greg Boose
The Guardian - Michael Carlson
Uncomplicatedly - Great post, IJ spoiler warning.
ABC News - In memoriam video
Time - Entertainment - Journalism of DFW
Time - Entertainment - Appreciation
LA Times Idealistis Skeptic
LA Times - Oblivion
LA Times - Infinite Jest
LA Times - Consider the Lobster
LA Times - Life and Works
AP - Authors grieve
Guardian.co.uk - Book Blog
New York Times - Books - Breuce Weber
www.corriere.it (Italian newspaper)
Thanks for all of the emails. It was a pleasure to wake up on this side of the world and read them. I am reading them all.
NYT Books - Kakutani
Jonathon Goodwin - Responds to Kakutani's position over time. I couldn't agree more.
Some Came Running - DFW's editor for the Premiere pieces.
Time for work. Keep the links coming. More when I get in tonight. Check out the DFW 1962-2008 page for more.
(I've set up a permanent page for all the reports, obituaries and remembrances from around the internet, DFW 1962-2008. You'll find new additions there from now on.)
I've got a lot to share. The following is the first bit.
Thoughts Part 1
I've been updating and polishing this site dedicated to the work of David Foster wallace for 11 years.
In that period of time I...
The one constant was David Foster Wallace.
What I didn't do in all that time...
Part of the reason I didn't do these things is because it was physically impossible. I live in Australia, always have. There were times when it was hard to report on those early, intimate (I imagined) readings. I so wanted to be there.
I have often wondered what David Foster Wallace would have inscribed in my copy of Infinite Jest. What treasured words I could be reading right now.
The distance ended up being a blessing. It kept me at arm's length, and I eventually realised that all of the attention made David Foster Wallace... uneasy.
As for his writing, I've always loved these lines from Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way in the collection Girl With Curious Hair:
If you own Infinite Jest (and you have finished reading it, don't dare do this if you haven't) turn to p. 981 and read the last line. Remember how you felt when you first read that?
More to come.
|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|