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November 4, 2013 chris 0

Regarding the first scene in Infinite Jest, D.T. Max writes: Wallace saw that the scene was a better lead-in for the novel than the discussion […]

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November 2, 2013 chris 0

“[Wallace had ] structured the story like a Sierpinski gasket, a geometrical figure that can be subdivided into an infinite number of identical geometrical figures. […]

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November 2, 2013 chris 0

D.T. Max describes some of the concerns which Wallace’s editor voiced after reading an early draft of Infinite Jest: “[Michael Pietsch’s] other major editorial worry […]

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November 2, 2013 chris 0

Wallace’s editor, Michael Pietsch, described Infinite Jest as follows in a 1993 letter: “It’s a novel made up out of shards, almost as if the […]

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November 1, 2013 chris 0

In his preface to an excerpt from Infinite Jest which appeared in Conjunctions, Wallace wrote: Under fun’s new administration, writing fiction becomes a way to […]

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October 31, 2013 chris 0

“Wallace and [Jonathan] Franzen drove back down to Swarthmore the next day, discussing the purpose of literature nearly the whole way,” writes D.T. Max. “Wallace […]

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October 30, 2013 chris 0

On page 157 of Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story, D.T. Max cites Wallace’s 1991 interview in The Review of Contemporary Fiction as follows: […]

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October 25, 2013 chris 0

Writing about the story “Here and There,” Max recounts the character Bruce’s (“a Wallace stand-in”) ambition to be “the first really great poet of technology.”  […]