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'The Pale King' Book: David Foster Wallace's Notes Available For Research

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David Foster Wallace Literary Trust

Thanks to Flavorwire, we found out that the notes and manuscripts from David Foster Wallace's posthumous novel "The Pale King" are now available for research at The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center.

The book was incomplete at the time of Wallace's death in September 2008, but his editor Michael Pietsch sifted through the materials to find what he referred to as an "astonishingly full novel." "The Pale King" was received warmly by critics, and was one of three books nominated for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but ultimately (and controversially) no award was given.

According to the Ransom Center, the materials "fill six boxes and include handwritten and typescript drafts, outlines, characters lists, research materials and a set of notebooks containing reading notes, names, snippets of dialog, definitions, quotations and clippings."

Wallace was a famously complex and notoriously depressed writer who is often considered one of the most definitive modern day voices. Take a peek inside his last book:

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