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DFW Parodies

The Howling Fantods ran a David Foster Wallace parody competition back in early 2004. The entries kind of 'went missing' in the transfer to new look and CMS. Now they're back for your reading pleasure! (Thanks for the reminder, George!)

New Fiction from something longer: "untitled excerpt..."

Is it part of a new, dare I say it, novel? As mentioned in the most recent news item, (edit: Thanks for the clarification comment, Mark, it has been read out by DFW before, at a New Yorker event ) the piece David Foster Wallace read at Le Conversazioni 2006, "untitled excerpt from something longer that isn't even close to halfway finished yet" is now available over at the DFW Le Conversazioni 2006 page. Enjoy! 
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 June 2007 07:32

DFW Le Conversazioni 2006

The Le Conversazioni 2006 website is the source of all the youtube clips. There are five in total, and a (protected) pdf transcript of the previously unseen piece David Foster Wallace read, "untitled excerpt from something longer that isn't even close to halfway finished yet".
Find them all here at the Le Conversazioni.
(Thanks to all who emailed during the day to let me know about the updates.)
Last Updated on Friday, 01 June 2007 13:49

DFW Le Conversazioni 2006 readings on YouTube

YouTube user Dazzlecomm has posted three great videos of David Foster Wallace speaking at Le Conversazioni 2006.

DFW on Failure

on Language

and on Inspiration

(Thanks to Tim for letting wallace-l know about this. I'm not able to check the YouTube links at this PC, if they don't work please leave a comment below.)



An American Type of Sadness

An interesting essay about emotion and sadness in contemporary American writing. Considers Wallace, Franzen, Moody and Lethem. Read it here: An American Type of Sadness.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 16:44

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006

David Foster Wallace's excellent Kenyon Commencement Speech can be found collected in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 .

The Best American Essays 2007 edited by David Foster Wallace

I finally checked my email and discovered that DFW is the editor of the upcoming The Best American Essays 2007 published Oct 10 this year. It will be very interesting to see what essays are included and hopefully there'll be an introduction written by him. (Thanks Kyösti and Steve!)

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