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David Foster Wallace (1962-2008). Some links: Jay McInerney reviews Infinite Jest (1996), DFW on Charlie Rose (1997), NYT Mag profile (1996), DFW profiles David Lynch in Premiere (1996), DFW on John Updike in the New York Observer (1997), first chapter of A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (1997), interviewed by Gus Van Sant in Dazed & Confused (1998), "Girlfriend Stops Reading David Foster Wallace Breakup Letter At Page 20" in The Onion (2003), "Consider the Lobster" in Gourmet (2004), Where to go after Infinite Jest? in n+1 (2005), Kenyon Commencement Address (2005), profile of John Ziegler in The Atlantic (2005), Profile of Roger Federer in Play (2006), interview with John Krasinksi about Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2008), Michiko Kakutani remembers (2008).


don't forget "good people" from the new yorker last year.

posted by alex at 9:54 PM on September 14, 2008

Thanks for this. I'm really sunk, in large part because I always thought DFW had at least one more great novel in him.

"Did you know that US lexicography even had a seamy underbelly?"

posted by alesh at 10:54 PM on September 14, 2008

Thanks for all the links! Just what I was looking for.

posted by Nick Douglas at 11:03 PM on September 14, 2008

DFW's "Host" in the April 2005 Atlantic Monthly is the starship excellent of reportage.

posted by Steve Bryant at 7:23 PM on September 15, 2008

There's also DFW's look at what he called "F/X Porn."

posted by Dan at 10:03 PM on September 15, 2008

unsurprisingly, the howling fantods have compiled an an incredibly comprehensive list -->

And Harpers has everything he wrote for them as PDF. (

This will keep us busy fending off the coldhard reality for a while, I suppose.

posted by josh at 3:02 AM on September 16, 2008

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