David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97
David Lipsky was interviewed on Iowa Public Radio last week. The interview begins around the 24 minute mark.
Upcoming David Lipsky Appearances:
April 17 4pm Free Library Festival, Free Library of Philadelphia.
Tore Simonsen has posted a report and video of David Lipsky's appearance at the Minneapolis Central Library.
Iannis Goerlandt got in touch to let me know about Flemish poet Geert Buelens' poem in commemoration of David Foster Wallace. He introduces it much better than I do:
In December 2008, the Flemish literary journal "yang" (now "nY") published a substantial David Foster Wallace tribute. It consisted of a long introductory Wallace "lexicon" (Daniël Rovers/Iannis Goerlandt), a Dutch translation of the Federer essay (Goerlandt) and a commemorative poem by the Flemish poet Geert Buelens.
For "nY", translators Piet Joostens and Iannis Goerlandt translated Geert Buelens’ poem “(i.m. dfw)” into English. You can find the poem “(in memoriam dfw)” and more on Buelens here: http://ny-web.be/transitzone/poem-memoriam-david-foster-wallace.html
Ibrahim N. Abusharif has a review of The Best American Essays 2007 (edited by DFW) over at The Millions, Reading Wallace in Qatar:
I’m a regular reader of the Best American series, but I generally skip reading the guest editors’ introductory essays, doing my best to avoid the word “Montaigne” and explanations of how the essay defies a crisp definition. But this time in Doha I went directly to Wallace’s introduction to see what I had missed, and there he mentioned Montaigne (Chesterton, too) and he remarked that “essay” is not his word of choice for what is really “literary non-fiction.” Still, Wallace’s piece turned out to be especially meaningful because he confronted some “bad news” about our times and supported it in his introduction with very clever meta-interpretation of the editor’s role, and he supported it more implicitly with his choice of essays.
John S' review for No Pun Intended, Welcome To My Mind: On The Road With David Foster Wallace.
Stephen Walters' review.
Shawn's Blog, The saddest book of the year.
Stephanie Hlywak has posted Flavorwire's Favorite Quotes from the David Foster Wallace Road Trip: Book Tour Sex, Quitting Drinking, & That Bandana.
Time Magazine's Q&A with David Lipsky by Charlie Duerr.
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