Looks like it is time to start a list about upcoming collections of David Foster Wallace criticism!
- June 2014 - Gesturing Toward Reality: David Foster Wallace and Philosophy - Edited by Robert K. Bolger and Scott Korb.
Gesturing Toward Reality looks into this quality of Wallace's work—when the writer dons the philosopher's cap—and sees something else. With essays offering a careful perusal of Wallace's extensive and heavily annotated self-help library, re-considerations of Wittgenstein's influence on his fiction, and serious explorations into the moral and spiritual landscape where Wallace lived and wrote, this collection offers a perspective on Wallace that even he was not always ready to see. Since so much has been said in specifically literary circles about Wallace's philosophical acumen, it seems natural to have those with an interest in both philosophy and Wallace's writing address how these two areas come together."
- July 2014 - David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing": New Essays on the Novels - Edited by Marshall Boswell.
David Foster Wallace and "The Long Thing" is a state-of-the art guide through Wallace's three major works, including the generation-defining Infinite Jest. These essays provide fresh new readings of each of Wallace's novels as well as thematic essays that trace out patterns and connections across the three works. Most importantly, the collection includes six chapters on Wallace's unfinished novel, The Pale King, that will prove to be foundational for future scholars of this important text.
Please let me know if I've missed any - or if you're working on one that needs mentioning!
[Big thanks to Jeff for drawing my attention to these.]
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