David Foster Wallace: Deciderization 2007 Online

Reading David Foster Wallace (author of Infinite Jest and A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again) is always a pleasure. And perhaps even more pleasurable is reading him for free.

Tomorrow, The Best American Essays 2007 hits the streets. Wallace edited the collection and kicked it off with a fiery essay of his own. Houghton Mifflin was good enough (or, rather, marketing-savvy enough) to post the essay, The Deciderization 2007-A Special Report, online for free. And some unknown character did us all a favor by creating a PDF version that’s considerably more legible and printer friendly. Read away.

For good measure, we’re also throwing your way some more digital David Foster Wallace. Here we have him reading his essay “Consider the Lobster” (the text of which you can also read here), plus the author appearing on The Charlie Rose Show here and here. (In both cases, his appearances come later in the show.) Ciao.

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