The Howling Fantods

David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home News by Category Old Site Jan 7, 2005 - Dec 13, 2005

Jan 7, 2005 - Dec 13, 2005

Dec 13, 2005
  • Consider the Lobster is now out and shipping across the US.
Oct 17, 2005
  • Lisa Arthur from the Miami Herald reviews the Best American Essays 2005 in Circuitous journeys with engaging writers and writes about 'Consider the Lobster' (the essay) which has made this collection. (Note: Requires 'free' registration. You may find this of some use...) Sep 28, 2005
    • Hello from Foix, France!

      All I can say right now is that the new collection due for release in Dec is a great read...
    August 9, 2005
    • Hello again! We're closing in on the new DFW essay collection, I suspect we're in the calm before the publicity 'storm' as it were. I am here, just very busy with work so I am not actively hunting for every little DFW reference to appear on the web as mostly they are name-drops buried in reviews of big books. So if you hear anything exciting (before I do...) let me know (email at the bottom of this page).

      Also thank you to those of you who purchased from the uk Amazon store in the last year or so via one of my associate links, I finally received a gift voucher from them for £23.00, now I can afford that 'Mighty Boosh' BBC DVD to be released later this month.
    June 5, 2005
    • has posted the lineup for the City Arts & Lectures' 25th annual literary series, including DFW on Nov. 28.
    May 28, 2005
    • You can now pre-order the new DFW collection Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays in the bookstore sidebar to the right. That's right, it's all official now.

      The current contents of Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays are looking to be:
      • 1. Big Red Son
      • 2. Certainly the End of Something or Other...
      • 3. Some Remarks on Kafka...
      • 4. Authority and American Usage
      • 5. The View from Mrs. Thompson's
      • 6. How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart
      • 7. Up, Simba
      • 8. Consider the Lobster
      • 9. Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky
      • 10. Host
    • I am currently formatting DFW's kenyon commencement speech, it should be up to read very soon.
    May 5, 2005
    • NEW DFW ESSAY COLLECTION! If all goes well (and I can't 100% confirm it at this stage) looks like we might have another collection of essays to read this coming December. Possibly titled "Consider the Lobster" and looking like it will include the essay written by "Willem R. deGroot and Matt Rundlet" back in 1998.
    • The Kenyon Commencement Speaker will be DFW this year.
    May 2, 2005
    • The reading experience on reading Oblivion. (Aug 2004)
    • As always, if you see any DFW related news, links, articles or otherwise, let me know via the email address at the base of this page.
    May 1, 2005 A whole two months without updates, here are a few to make up for the drought:
    • Australian DFW fans can finally pick up the April issue of Atlantic to read DFW's "Host" essay. It is well worth heading down to your local newsagent to grab, I got it for $12.95 ($AUD).
    • You might be interested in this essay by Jaime Danehey, “’The Ambient Smell of Freshly Cut Wood, as Well as Industrial Plastic’: David Foster Wallace’s Lynchian ‘Oblivion.’” Read it by clicking here.
    • An article about DFW over at Post Bulletin online, "For Wallace, what once was slog is now a masterpiece".
    • An interesting interview with DFW in top form on To The Best of Our Knowledge broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio.
    • New York Times review of a recent performance in part based upon "Tri-Stan: I Sold Sissee Nar to Ecko" from BIWHM. (Further details here. )
    • There's a positive review of Oblivion to be found over at the New Zealand Listener website.
    • if:book has a small article about the formatting of the new "Host" essay.
    • A review of the "Host" essay from Slate
    • An older (thanks to me not posting it) review of Oblivion over at Rain Taxi online
    March 1, 2005
    • New DFW piece!
      The upcoming issue of Atlantic will have a new DFW piece regarding talk radio. It doesn't have traditional footnotes, but it sounds like it has rather interesting formatting with respect to DFW's stylistic asides.

      More news as I hear it. (Including some more news tomorrow as this jumped to the front of the backlog queue)

      EDIT: If you're a subscriber to The Atlantic you can download and read the full article ("Host") in PDF!
    January 30, 2005
    • A review of Oblivion over at Bookslut by Adrienne Martini.
    January 27, 2005
    • Happy belated new year! I've got my act together and collated all the bits and pieces I have been sent recently. Welcome back!
    • Let's start with something new. Genius grants don't pay off in literature is an interesting article about the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grants, one of which DFW was awarded a few years back.
    • DFW is a major contributor to the The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, his contributions about words and language usage are insightful and entertaining, if you are interested in this type of text I heartily recommend it.
    • "When You Put It That Way ..." A New York sun review of The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus. (requires you to register for free or use this)
    • The Bibliography has been updated. Please check it out and let me know if I am missing anything.
    • "Consider the Lobster." from Gourmet Magazine Augsut 2004 is available in pdf format.
    • "Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Certain Borders (viii)" has been reprinted in The Best of McSweeney's Volume One.
    • There is now a DFW Scriptorium page over at the modern word.
    • New(ish) Oblivion Reviews/mentions:
    • As always, news and tip-offs in general are welcome via the email address (with the spam block stuff removed) at the base of this page.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 January 2007 16:31  

The Howling Fantods