Friday, April 19, 2013

David Foster Wallace, Lost Interview..

I wanted to share another "Blank on Blank" PBS episode with you.. This one is the more unknown (well, more unknown that morrison or larry king) writer, David Foster Wallace.  It was an interesting week animating his words.. first off, he says a lot! he packs a lot into his sentences, and every word is packed with style and meaning. Here's a great review of this episode from BrainPickings.

For those of you that don't know,  Wallace was an award-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which was cited as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005 by Time magazine. Los Angeles Times book editor David Ulin called Wallace "one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last 20 years". With his suicide, he left behind an unfinished novel, The Pale King, which was subsequently published in 2011, and in 2012 was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A biography of Wallace by D. T. Max, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story, was published in September 2012.

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