The Legacy of David Foster Wallace

The Legacy of David Foster Wallace

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In this elegant volume, literary critics scrutinize the existing Wallace scholarship and at the same time pioneer new ways of understanding Wallace's fiction and journalism. In critical essays exploring a variety of topicsa€”including Wallace's relationship to American literary history, his place in literary journalism, his complicated relationship to his postmodernist predecessors, the formal difficulties of his 1996 magnum opus Infinite Jest, his environmental imagination, and the a€œsocial lifea€ of his fiction and nonfictiona€”contributors plumb sources as diverse as reader recommendations, professional book reviews, the 2009 Infinite Summer project, and the David Foster Wallace archive at the University of Texas's Harry Ransom Center.Yorker that readers only had a superficial understanding of Wallace, the person: a€œ People who had never read his ... are collected in eitherA Supposedly Fun Thingl a#39;llNeverDo Again or Consider the Lohster and Other Essays. ... Wallace once told Lipsky: a€œTherea#39;s good self-consciousness, and then therea#39;s toxic, paralyzing, anbsp;...

Title:The Legacy of David Foster Wallace
Author:Samuel Cohen, Lee Konstantinou
Publisher:University of Iowa Press - 2012-04-15


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