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Jason Segel Set To Play David Foster Wallace In New Biopic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Jason Segel is best known for conjuring up laughs in movies like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and on the long-running television series "How I Met Your...

Too Much Fun: The 'Infinite Jest' Audiobook Has No Endnotes

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.20.2012 | Books

On March 27, Hachette Audio released David Foster Wallace's magnum opus "Infinite Jest" -- most of it, at least -- as a 56-hour-long audiobook. Th...

Footnoting David Foster Wallace: Part 1

Omer Rosen | Posted 11.20.2011 | Books
Omer Rosen

In a larger sense, all of Wallace's stylings are interruptions -- Brechtian reminders that what you are reading is a construction, that behind it is a man, with his own point of view, who has obsessively constructed the world you are experiencing as whole.

Screw Irony: What Jonathan Franzen Learned From David Foster Wallace

Charlie Alderman | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books
Charlie Alderman

James Woods describes Jonathan Franzen, as a "cultural ironist, always a twisted adjective ahead of his characters." I'd argue that this gloss of Franzen misrepresents his two most well-known novels.

Spotted Reading In Public: What's Everyone Else Reading This Summer?

Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

After a long, harsh winter, it is finally really warming up outside. And, boy, does it feel great! We're sure you're daydreaming of the exotic vaca...

‘A Frightening Time In America’: Previously Unpublished David Foster Wallace Interview

The New York Review of Books | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

The following conversation is drawn from an interview I did with David Foster Wallace in September 2006 as part of a series of articles and radio piec...

Tonally Inappropriate Book Covers

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but um, we kind of do it all the time. In fact, half the fun of that anachroni...

Lying About Reading: Who's Keeping Score?

newyorker.com | Posted by Elizabeth Minkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

Big books have never really been my thing. The sweeping epics, the Great Russian Novels by the Great Russian Writers, the thousand-page masterpieces: ...

The Stockholm Syndrome Theory Of Long Novels

themillions.com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

I used to be the kind of reader who gives short shrift to long novels. I used to take a wan pleasure in telling friends who had returned from a tour o...

The Guardian's Literary Clock: Building 24 Hours Of Literary References To Time

guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.10.2011 | Books

Amy Hertz, The Huffington Post: The Guardian has compiled a chart of literary references to time. Everything from Shakespeare to Jonathan Franzen, the...

A David Foster Wallace Primer

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

If you’re already a David Foster Wallace fan we’re guessing that you won’t need our help pointing out that tomorrow marks the publication of his...

Piecing Together A Posthumous David Foster Wallace Novel

nytimes.com | CHARLES McGRATH | Posted 06.08.2011 | Books

In his office at Little Brown, where he is executive vice president and publisher, Michael Pietsch still has the tower of a manuscript and the handwri...

Far From the Flames, I Empathize With David Foster Wallace in The Pale King

Tom Ruprecht | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Tom Ruprecht

Friends of Wallace have already expressed worry that the author's suicide will affect how readers experience his posthumous The Pale King. I agree that it will. But is that really the reader's fault? And is it necessarily a bad thing?

13 Books Nobody's Read But Says They Have (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books are a funny thing. For hundreds of years, reading has been considered one of the highest forms of enlightenment. Because of the meaning and valu...

Reading In Public: What Are People Reading? (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Love reading books and trying to figure out what to pick up next? Look no farther than the person sitting next to you anywhere in public. Instead of l...

David Foster Wallace Thought Readers Are Smart And Tolstoy Was His Role Model

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Smarter than You Think Wyatt Mason The New York Review of Books Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallac...

David Foster Wallace vs. Dave Barry: What is good writing?

David Stoesz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Stoesz

Dave Barry does not have this luxury. He's exposed in a way no "literary" writer is. His readers expect to be amused. Immediately.

9 Of Your Favorite Books: Huffington Post November Readers' Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since we posted our first installment of the HuffPost Readers' Picks, we've gotten a flood of further reader recommendations. The feature has bee...

Some Thoughts on Infinite Jest During the Infinite Summer

Mike Miley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Miley

If there's such a thing as the "one that got away" for books, Infinite Jest is mine. This summer, I was determined to finish it... Along with many readers at "Infinite Summer."