David Foster Wallace’s Unfinished Work

When David Fos­ter Wal­lace (Infi­nite Jest) com­mit­ted sui­cide last Sep­tem­ber, he left behind fam­i­ly, friends and an unfin­ished third nov­el, The Pale King. This week, The New York­er takes a long look at Wal­lace’s life, career, bouts with depres­sion, and the nov­el he began in 1997. The mag­a­zine has also post­ed an excerpt of The Pale King (which will be pub­lished next year by Lit­tle, Brown) and some actu­al pages from the man­u­script. Def­i­nite­ly worth a look.

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