Sunday (February 21) marks the birthday of David Foster Wallace, one of the most important American writers of the last quarter-century.
Although Wallace’s masterpieces are his novels, including Infinite Jest (1104 pages), these mammoth works can be intimidating for new readers, so we offer here a selection of his shorter works, for readers who want to immerse themselves slowly in Wallace’s work.
Also, for our readers who are fans of DFW’s work, there is an important new book that will be released next week:
The Gospel According to
David Foster Wallace:
Boredom and Addiction in an Age of Distraction
Adam S. Miller
#2 – This is Water
(2005 Commencement Speech at Kenyon College)
Listen to the full talk below,
or it is available in printit is available in print
if you want a copy to give to a friend or for your bookshelf