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Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A&hellip by David Lipsky
4.0 out of 5 stars almost like being there, Aug. 19 2011
A partial transcript of several days spent with DFW, this book is a verbal photograph of a master, with all his humanity hanging out. I recommend readers to view interviews with the author on You Tube, particularly the one with Charlie Rose, before delving into this book, to give a sense of DFW's demeanor, and of course read some of his work, if on the unlikely chance you haven't.
The author stays out the way mostly, after all, the book is about David Foster Wallace.
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
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DFW's last novel,"unfinished" before his death, is a surreal trip through the IRS with characters thinly disguised fragments of the author's own personality, giving the reader a sense of what it must have been like inside his body and mind. Switching up various writing styles and style formats, juxtaposing the incredibly dry landscape of income tax accounting with alternating and interwoven character traits of the bizarre and painfully human, DFW proves himself once again as a genius observer and chronicler of the human condition. Very funny, although not a breezy read; such rich prose at times makes it profitable (if not necessary) to slow down, read and re-read some passages, savoring the… Read more