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Rex Sorgatz

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mar 8
2010

DFW Material Goes to UT

David Foster Wallace's papers are all going to the University of Texas, including some "juvenilia" like 200 books from his own library, poems, and college/graduate papers. Why Pomona didn't get these is sort of head-scratching, but UT is building up quite the collection. In case you wanted to hear what Chuck Klosterman thinks about this:

"He definitely is the writer I've ripped off the most," said Klosterman, author of "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs," on Monday. "Wallace showed me that you could present ideas that were insightful and complex, but the presentation could still be as entertaining as any sort of writing whose sole purpose was to entertain. Considering how dense his work could be, it was almost never confusing."

Unlike say, having a quote from Chuck Klosterman in your article that has nothing to do with the subject matter of where DFW's materials are ending up. --DG

4 comments

D, what are you trying to do here, hm? Quit making trouble for me.

posted by Rex at 8:03 PM on March 8, 2010

I'm a loose cannon, Rex.

posted by Drew at 10:21 PM on March 8, 2010

ha! this is funny.

posted by jer at 2:21 PM on March 9, 2010

Maybe a bit off-topic but I picked you guys in my NCAA pool tonight to make it to the Final 4. Hope I'm right!

posted by Ed H. at 8:02 PM on March 14, 2010




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