The Howling Fantods

David Foster Wallace News and Resources Since March 97

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Analysing Good People

Matt Bucher has just posted an analysis of the first excerpt from The Pale King  (originally from wallace-l, the DFW listserv Matt oversees) over at his blog, Simple Ranger, The Pale King: Analyzing “Good People".
Well worth a look, (I'm hoping this is the first of a few posts about the upcoming novel), Matt writes:
The first excerpt of The Pale King appeared in the February 5, 2007 issue of the New Yorker under the title “Good People.” At the time, there was no indication that this was a novel excerpt and Wallace had not published anything in the New Yorker in a long time (since 1995, I believe, when a couple of Infinite Jest excerpts appeared). And it seemed a little odd. As a story it had a lot of things going on in terms of character, diction, and themes, but, to me at least, it seemed like a slightly new trajectory for Wallace after Oblivion. Continue reading...
[Previously, The Pale King So Far]