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The Resource Conversations with David Foster Wallace, edited by Stephen J. Burn

Conversations with David Foster Wallace, edited by Stephen J. Burn

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Conversations with David Foster Wallace
Title
Conversations with David Foster Wallace
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen J. Burn
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Language
eng
Summary
Across two decades of intense creativity, David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) crafted a remarkable body of work that ranged from unclassifiable essays, to a book about transfinite mathematics, to vertiginous fictions. Whether through essay volumes (A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Consider the Lobster), short story collections (Girl with Curious Hair, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Oblivion), or his novels (Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System), the luminous qualities of Wallace's work recalibrated our measures of modern literary achievement. Conversations with David Foster Wallace gathers twenty-two interviews and profiles that trace the arc of Wallace's career, shedding light on his omnivorous talent. Jonathan Franzen has argued that, for Wallace, an interview provided a formal enclosure in which the writer "could safely draw on his enormous native store of kindness and wisdom and expertise." Wallace's interviews create a wormhole in which an author's private theorizing about art spill into the public record. Wallace's best interviews are vital extra-literary documents, in which we catch him thinking aloud about his signature concerns--irony's magnetic hold on contemporary language, the pale last days of postmodernism, the delicate exchange that exists between reader and writer. At the same time, his acute focus moves across MFA programs, his negotiations with religious belief, the role of footnotes in his writing, and his multifaceted conception of his work's architecture. Conversations with David Foster Wallace includes a previously unpublished interview from 2005, and a version of Larry McCaffery's influential Review of Contemporary Fiction interview with Wallace that has been expanded with new material drawn from the original raw transcript
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Literary conversations series
Conversations with David Foster Wallace, edited by Stephen J. Burn
Label
Conversations with David Foster Wallace, edited by Stephen J. Burn
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt24hzc6
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Series information from introduction and CIP data
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Looking for a garde of which to be avant : an interview with David Foster Wallace
  • Hugh Kennedy and Geoffrey Polk
  • (1993)
  • An expanded interview with David Foster Wallace
  • Larry McCaffrey
  • (1993)
  • The next big thing : can a downstate author withstand the sensation over his 1,079-page novel?
  • Mark Caro
  • (1996)
  • The salon interview : David Foster Wallace
  • Introduction
  • Laura Miller
  • (1996)
  • The wasted land
  • David Streitfeld
  • (1996)
  • David Foster Wallace winces at the suggestion that his book is sloppy in any sense
  • Anne Marie Donahuge
  • (1996)
  • Young writers and the TV reality
  • Donn Fry
  • Chronology
  • (1997)
  • The "infinite story" cult hero behind the 1,079-page novel rides the hype he skewered
  • Matthew Gilbert
  • (1997)
  • David Foster Wallace
  • Tom Scocca
  • (1998)
  • David Foster Wallace : in the company of creeps
  • Lorin Stein
  • (1999)
  • David Foster Wallace : a profile
  • David Foster Wallace warms up
  • Patrick Arden
  • (1999)
  • Mischief : a brief interview with David Foster Wallace
  • Chris Wright
  • (1999)
  • Behind the watchful eyes of author David Foster Wallace
  • Mark Shechner
  • (2000)
  • Conversation with David Foster Wallace and Richard Powers
  • William R. Katovsky
  • John O'Brien
  • (2000)
  • Approaching infinity
  • Caleb Crain
  • (2003)
  • To the best of our knowledge : interview with David Foster Wallace
  • Steve Paulson
  • (2004)
  • The connection : David Foster Wallace
  • Michael Goldfarb
  • (1987)
  • (2004)
  • Interview with David Foster Wallace
  • Didier Jacob
  • (2005)
  • Just asking...David Foster Wallace
  • Christopher John Farley
  • (2008)
  • The lost years and last days of David Foster Wallace
  • David Lipsky
  • (2008)
  • A whiz kid and his wacky first novel
  • Helen Dudar
  • (1987)
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1 online resource (xxi, 186 pages).
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Isbn
9781617032288
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