David Foster Wallace – Piecing Together a Posthumous Novel, The Pale King
Posted by the editors on Friday, 8 April 2011
David Foster Wallace’s notes for The Pale King
image: Emily Berl/The New York Times
Charles McGrath has written a wonderful and fascinating article entitled “Piecing Together a Posthumous Novel From David Foster Wallace” in the Books section of The New York Times looking at the new, posthumous novel “The Pale King” by David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest (2006), and the colossal task of Michael Pietsch, executive vice president and publisher at Little Brown, who took two years to assemble Wallace’s partial manuscript, handwritten journals, notebooks, notes and annotations into what, with only a bit of reasonable hesitation, may be called Wallace’s masterpiece.
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