Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The New Yorker and David Foster Wallace's Unfinished Work

Not feeling very funny this week, folks. Bear with me. That's the price of reading a blog written by a manic-depressive asshole. Sorry. If only the damn winter would finally break.

Below is a link to an excellent New Yorker article on David Foster Wallace, entitled The Unfinished, and also a few pages of his partially-finished novel, which will be published next year. The Unfinished is a tough read, especially the last few pages. Be warned.

Dave's fans, which include moi, are very glad to get our hands on anything new written by him. I certainly will be purchasing the unfinished novel. I feel grateful that it is being published.

Personally, I am completely and increasingly humbled by what we all lost when David Foster Wallace committed suicide. It's probably part of the mood this week.

Link to New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/09/090309fa_fact_max

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