Since first hearing about D. T. Max’s new biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story (Granta Books, HB $49.99), as well as detecting non-specific references to Wallace in Josh Radnor’s lit-rich film “Liberal Arts” at this year’s International Film Festival, I have finally bitten the long-shelved bullet and begun reading Wallace’s (deservedly) much-touted work. As the days have passed and pages have turned, I’ve also come across scads of Wallace-related essays, interviews and general internet quirkery that have lent me an additional appreciation of the author as an individual, as a sort of literary cult figure, and, of course, as a writer. For existing fans, and those who, like me, are just beginning to succumb to his strikingly footnoted charms, here are hyperlinks to my favourite newly-discovered D.F.W. items on the web.
A Taste of Wallace’s Short Fiction
A Few of the Best D.F.W.-related Items in The New Yorker
David Foster Wallace Internet Geekery
For the Truly Obsessive Fan