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10 Great Pieces Of Advice About Writing From Beloved Movie Characters

Jason Segel gives the performance of his career in portraying the late David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. But it's not just about the renowned writer. Jesse Eisenberg portrays David Lipsky, a journalist for Rolling Stone come...Show More Summary

The End of the Tour Fails to Capture the Energy of its Subject

I was fretting over how to write about James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour before the film even began. Starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg as renowned writer David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky respectively,...Show More Summary

A Change in Tone

In an illuminating interview for Slate, James Wood revises his opinion on David Foster Wallace and discusses how aging can change critics. As he puts it, “At exactly the moment that I wanted really to write, and started writing poems and then trying to write bad fiction, I was reading with a view to learning […]

Jonathan Franzen’s Icky Secrets

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The novelist’s new mega-tome is a strangely needy book, chock full of autobiography, from a domineering mother to a friendship-rivalry mirroring his own relationship with David Foster Wallace.

New York Magazine's David Foster Wallace Faux Pas

In early 1996, Infinite Jest was finally released, almost a decade after David Foster Wallace's debut novel, The Broom of the System, hit stores when he was just twenty-four, establishing Wallace as one of the most innovative and bright literary minds of his generation among critics. Show More Summary

Can David Foster Wallace Be Reclaimed From The Litbros?

“The more we talk about Wallace without talking about his work—which, of course, is the whole reason we’re here, talking about him—the more we aid in this false image of him as bro-lord. His fiction is thoughtful and daring and adventurous and sad and fun and difficult and complex.”

Sunday morning coming down

(Scott Johnson) The End of the Tour is a film that depicts the late writer David Foster Wallace making his way to the Twin Cities for a reading from his novel Infinite Jest at the Hungry Mind Bookstore (also deceased) in St. Paul. The...Show More Summary

David Foster, Husband Of ‘Real Housewives’ Yolanda Foster Speaks About Her Illness

David Foster, husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is speaking out for the first time about Yolanda’s struggle with Lyme Disease, and her fight to regain her health. Diagnosed in 2012, Yolanda Foster has traveled around the world seeking new treatments, some of which are not available in the United States. Show More Summary

Eswic: Fall 2015 Montage

Eswic unveils their Fall 2015 collection with Leo Romero, Cairo Foster, James Hardy, Dakota Servold, David Reyes, and Corey Glick and want you to celebrate with them by watching this The post Eswic: Fall 2015 Montage appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

How “The End of the Tour” Nails an Entire Profession

Near the beginning of “The End of the Tour,” the new movie about the five-day relationship between David Foster Wallace, the novelist, and David Lipsky, a writer sent by Rolling Stone to profile him, we hear, read aloud, the first paragraph of a review of “Infinite Jest” that appeared in New York magazine in February, 1996. Show More Summary

The French Translation of Infinite Jest Comes Out This Week. Here’s Why It Took So Long.

Nearly 20 years after it hit American bookstores, French readers will finally be able to pick up David Foster Wallace’s tour-de-force postmodern novel Infinite Jest on Thursday. Appearing under the title L’infinie comédie, the novel’s...Show More Summary

Redesigning Infinite Jest

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest. To celebrate, Little, Brown is holding a cover design contest, with a $1,000 grand prize. Also, you know, the pride of seeing Infinite Jest published in your cover. Whatever, no big deal.

Newswire: Watch an exclusive clip from The End Of The Tour

James Ponsoldt’s The End Of The Tour is set over the course of five days in 1996, as Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) accompanies the late, great David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) to the last stop of a reading tour to promote his breakthrough novel, Infinite Jest. Show More Summary

David Foster Wallace was not a bro: Let’s not paint the writer with the same brush as his fans

Do some pretentious dudes love "Infinite Jest?" Of course—but it would be a shame to dismiss him on that alone

David Foster Wallace, Beloved Author of Bros

This article originally appeared in New York magazine. “Just a penis with a thesaurus”: so went the standard withering dismissal of John Updike that David Foster Wallace quoted in a 1997 review. Wallace was describing the scorn thatShow More Summary

David Foster Wallace, Beloved Author of Bros

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

“Just a penis with a thesaurus”: so went the standard withering dismissal of John Updike that David Foster Wallace quoted in a 1997 review. Wallace was describing the scorn that readers his age felt for the mid-century writers he called “Great Male Narcissists” — Norman Mailer and Philip Roth, too,... More »

Hall of mirrors

2 weeks agoArts : Prospero

SOMEWHERE on a desolate strip of highway in the frozen Midwest, David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) confesses to his Rolling Stone interviewer (Jesse Eisenberg), “I don’t have a problem with being in Rolling Stone, I just don’t want to...Show More Summary

David Foster Wallace is long gone, but Bret Easton Ellis is keeping the feud alive

Ellis says hagiographic biopic "The End of the Tour" would "drive a writer like Wallace to self-annihilation"

Anna Chlumsky is thrilled for 'understated' biopic 'The End of the Tour'

"Veep" actress Anna Chlumsky tells the TODAY anchors about her role in "The End of the Tour," the much-anticipated film about late novelist David Foster Wallace, calling it "a little piece of pie" from the life of the "Infinite Jest" author. She also reveals surprising tidbits about her own life, such as the fact that she once worked for the Zagat restaurant survey.

David Foster Wallace Took Book Blurbs Way More Seriously Than He Let On

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

In 2004, he coined the word blurbspeak, defined as “a very special subdialect of English that’s partly hyperbole, but it’s also phrases that sound really good and are very compelling in an advertorial sense, but if you think about them, they’re literally meaningless.” On the other hand, he wrote about two dozen of them over […]

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