David Foster Wallace

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Monday, March 04, 1996

David Foster Wallace may have written other books, but he really first made a mark in the literary scene with his 1,079-page, three-pound-three-ounce novel, Infinite Jest. Jay McInerney called it “something like a sleek Vonnegut chassis wrapped in layers of post-millennial Zola.” David Foster Wallace had been teaching at Pomona College when he died on Friday, September 12, 2008. He discussed Infinite Jest in 1996 with Leonard.

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Comments [2]

Victoria F. Harris

David live here in Bloomington when he wrote most of Infinite Jest, and we were colleagues and good friends. He was known as more than "grammar Nazi," much more.

Jan. 13 2014 02:34 PM
Alice from NYC

A wonderful short interview and I am trying to hear the Wallace piece in its entirety. Any advice on how to have it work; cannot seem to get it.
Thank you.

Apr. 17 2013 09:46 PM

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