The Howling Fantods

David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

David Foster Wallace on Federer: Revisted

Last night I sat down to watch what I had hoped would be one of the best matches of the 2007 Australian Open. Andy Roddick had played some amazing matches in the lead up to this semi-final, and I was softening to the evolution of his game; more patience, less anger. Roger Federer hadn't yet dropped a set. I was convinced that this would be one of those 'match of the tournament' situations.
 
It was. And it wasn't. 
Share
 

ZEIT Online DFW Interview

What appears to be a new interview with David Foster Wallace is available to read over at Zeit Online. The interview is published in German but with the help of google language tools it is quite possible to draw out some very interesting points. Most exciting are DFW's comments on some of his short stories in Oblivion and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. {comment}
Share
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 February 2007 17:11
 

New RSS Feeds Active

You can now keep track of all Howling Fantods updates using the automated RSS syndication. Sure beats editing it in html. You can subscribe via the feed links in the syndicate menu on the front page. 
Share
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2007 04:04
 

BIWHM Movie Plot Details and Speculations

Variety.com on Dec 13 2006 noted that the plot of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men as "Julianne Nicholson stars as a graduate student coping with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men." Combine this with the suggestion that at the very least interviews #2, #15, #19 and #51 will be incorporated we can begin to get an idea of the content.
 
Share
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 January 2007 17:34
 

A New Look!

Welcome to the new Howling Fantods!
 
I've spent quite a bit of time setting up the site using the Joomla open source content management system (CMS). Believe it or not, this has been in the works for over a year. I experimented with a number of CMS setups that did not quite let me do what I wanted. I'm so glad it is finally done.
Share
Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 18:30
 

DFW interviewed by Charlie Rose

The two Charlie Rose video interviews are now free for all on Google Video. Thanks to Ben for letting wallace-l know, and also for noting where we need to skip to time wise.
 
1. Roundtable with Jonathan Franzen and Mark Leyner in 1996, tune in at the 35 minute mark.
 
2. The 'bandana interview' of 1997 where DFW does not seem at all comfortable; a very interesting interview. 23 minute mark.

Share
Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 17:11
 

10 Years of Infinite Jest + Jest Fest

10 Years Beyond the Infinite , Time magazine on 10 years of IJ (from last November).
 
Jest-Fest '06 on Nov 16 06 was 10th Anniversary Celebration of INFINITE JEST. John Krasinski read from BI #14 (Victory for the Forces of Democratic Freedom!) and you can watch it on YouTube .
 
Finally, uou really must check out Greg Carlisle's fabulous work in progress: The Connectedness of All Events: A Study of Wallace's Infinite Jest. I can't wait until this is finished.
Share
Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2007 18:20
 



The Howling Fantods