David Foster Wallace

Recently read a book by David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again : Essays and Arguments, based on a reccomendation by a friend to read “Infinite Jest”. The don’t always have what you want at bookstores, but hey I’m on a non-fiction kick anyways. It was a great non-ficiton collection from a great humorist and intellegent author. Worth a read any day.

I was cruising around and found an article on Salon.com about his latest collection of stories, titled Oblivion : Stories. The Salon article (free day pass available), is a good read. It makes mention of Wallace’s very interesting and well done use of footnotes when he writes. I wasn’t sure about this while reading his collection, but it added greatly to the overall reading and I’m interested to see it used in his fiction work as well.

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