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Early Work On The Pale King and Comp

Update: Last day to enter!
Don't forget, the deadline is the 25th of May. Matt has updated the comp with even more prizes. Check it out.
Great post by Matt Bucher over at Simple Ranger about David Foster Wallace's early work on The Pale King:
David Foster Wallace began working on The Pale King as early as 1997, possibly even 1996. Some of the early research he did for the novel now resides in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. I’ve looked at some of it. (I must say I’ve never felt luckier to live in Austin) and I can confirm that Wallace was auditing a class on tax at Illinois State University in 1997. He also corresponded with tax professors and attorneys.
Matt's also running a competition if you're keen to get your hands on a copy of Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky or Consider David Foster Wallace edited by David Hering.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 20:59