Reading David Foster Wallace

D.T. Max is a New Yorker staff writer who wrote the first biography of Wallace and has become a great, low-key advocate for DFW's work. D.T. developed a picture of a writer who tried really hard, who had his genius and his flaws, and whose fiction performed the rare feat of offering solutions as well as identifying problems. This conversation will hopefully encourage listeners to cut through the cultural baggage reading Wallace's work has accrued, and experience the pleasure and relief of having DFW's voice come alive anew.

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