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Updated 21/12/16:

Another addition worth consulting - David Foster Wallace Bibliography of Secondary Criticism



Ryan's BibTex DFW Bibliography. Completely outstrips the information below. It is wonderful and now in its fifth revision. It is the most complete version. Thanks, Ryan.

Uncollected DFW List - Matt Hale used to maintain the list of uncollected DFW work over at the Uncollected DFW page on this site.

For historical reasons, and quick reference, I'm leaving the old bibliography below, I no longer plan to update it. Ryan's BibTex version (above) is the most recent and inclusive.


The following list would not be possible without the effort and posts by the following people:
Ryan Casey Niman, Allan Wood, Jim Morrison, Doug Denison, Keith Johnson, Andrew Sandley, Mike Poplawski, Ryan Walsh, Anders, Evan Lavender-Smith, Kyösti Niemelä, Matt Bucher, Steven Moore and George Carr.

  • 1987
    • Book: "The Broom of the System".
    • "Lyndon." Arrival [Berkeley, CA] vol. 1, no. 2, April 1987.
    • "Other Math." Western Humanities Review [Salt Lake City], Summer 1987
    • "Here and There." Fiction [NY] vol. 8, no. 1-2, Fall 1987
    • "Solomon Silverfish." Sonora Review [Tucson, AZ] no. 16, Fall 1987
    • "Say Never." Florida Review [Gainesville, FL], vol. 15, no. 2, Fall/Winter 1987
  • 1988
    • "John Billy" (Possibly with another title). Conjunctions #12. 1988
    • "Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young". [Literary Essay] The Review of Contemporary Fiction VIII:3, 1988.
    • "Late Night". Playboy, June 1988. [Collected in GWCH as "My Appearance". Link to Playboy site - SFW part but still - here.]
    • "Little Expressionless Animals". Paris Review, Summer 1988
    • "Here and There". Rpt. in Prize Stories 1989: The O. Henry Awards (Doubleday, Oct. 1988)
    • "Everything Is Green". Puerto del Sol, Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall 1988 (Published under D.F. Wallace slightly different to the GWCH version)
  • 1989
    • Book: "Girl with Curious Hair". Stories
    • "Crash of ’69". Between C & D [NY], Winter 1989
    • "Everything is Green". Harper's Magazine. September, 1989. (GWCH).
  • 1990
    • Book: "Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race In the Urban Present".
    • "Signifying Rappers". (with Mark Costello). Missouri Review, vol. 13, no. 2, Summer 1990
    • "The Horror of Pretentiousness". (Book Review of The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker). Final Edition. Feb 19.
    • "The Empty Plenum: David Markson's 'Wittgenstein's Mistress'". Review of Contemporary Fiction. Summer, 1990.
    • "Church Not Made With Hands." Rampike [Toronto] Winter/Spring 1991
    • Michael Martone’s Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List. ERATO/Harvard Book Review, Spring 1990. [Book Review]
  • 1991
    • "Forever Overhead". Fictional International [San Diego] vol. 19, no. 2, Spring 1991
    • "Exploring Inner Space". (Review of War Fever by J.G. Ballard)Washington Post Apr 28, 1991.
    • "Presley As Paradigm". (Review of Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of Cultural Obsession by Greil Marcus) Los Angeles Times Nov 24, 1991.
    • "Tennis, Trigonometry, Tornadoes". Harper's Magazine. December 1991. titled "Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley" in ASFT.
    • "Order and Flux in Northampton". Conjunctions:17. Fall 1991.
    • H. L. Hix’s Morte d’Author: An Autopsy. ERATO/Harvard Book Review, Spring 1991
    • F. J. Fiederspiel’s Laura’s Skin. New York Times Book Review, April 1991
    • Reinaldo Arenas’s The Doorman. Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review, June 1991
  • 1992
    • "Derivative Sport in Tornado Alley"> rpt. in Townships: Essays in Search of the Midwest, ed. Michael Martone. Univ. of Iowa Press, spring 1992
    • DFW's review of The Blindfold (by Siri Hustvedt, Poseidon Press, 1992).Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol. 76 (1992). AND The Philadelphia Inquirer (May 24 1992, p. M2).
    • "Three Protrusions". Grand Street 42. Spring 1992. (excerpt from IJ).
    • "Rabbit Resurrected". Harper's Magazine. August 1992.
    • "Forever Overhead". Best American Short Stories 1992. (originally in Fiction International 1992. Printed here with introductory note. Heavily revised when included in Brief Interviews).
    • "Tri-Stan: I Sold Sissee Nar to Ecko". Grand Street 46. Summer, 1993.
    • Kathy Acker’s Portrait of an Eye: Three Novels. Harvard Review, premier issue, Spring 1992
    • Tracy Austin’s Beyond Center Court: My Story. Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review, August 1992
  • 1993
    • "From Quite a Bit Longer Thing In Progress". Conjunctions #20, "Unfinished Business". 1993 -- (about 4 pg intro to an IJ excerpt, talks about reasons for writing, etc. --Aqwavitae)
    • "From 'Infinite Jest'". Review of Contemporary Fiction. Summer, 1993. (excerpt from IJ).
    • "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction". Review of Contemporary Fiction. Summer, 1993. (ASFT).
    • "The Awakening of My Interests in Annular Systems". Harper's Magazine. September 1993. (excerpt from IJ).
  • 1994
    • "Several Birds". The New Yorker. June 27/July 4, 1994.
    • "Ticket to the Fair". Harper's Magazine. July 1994. titled "Getting Away from Pretty Much Being Away from it All" in ASFT.
    • "It Was a Great Marvel That He Was in the Father without Knowing Him (II)." The Iowa Review. Volume Twenty-Four, Number Two, Fall 1994. (excerpt from IJ)
    • "It Was a Great Marvel That He Was in the Father without Knowing Him (I)." The Iowa Review. Volume Twenty-Four, Number Three, Fall 1994. (excerpt from IJ)
  • 1995
    • "An Interval". The New Yorker. January 30, 1995. (excerpt from IJ).
  • 1996
    • Book: "Infinite Jest".
    • "High Regret Ink". In 'Puncture,' #35, Spring 1996, pp. 17-20. {Excerpt from IJ}
    • "Hail The Returning Dragon, Clothed In New Fire" in the book "Shiny Adidas Tracksuits". (A collection of essays from the now defunct Might magazine-- Ryan Walsh). 1996.
    • "David Lynch Keeps His Head". (Alternate link) Premiere. 1996.
    • "Shipping Out: On the (Nearly Lethal) Comforts of a Luxury Cruise". Harper's Magazine. January 1996. titled "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" in ASFT.
    • "The String Theory". Esquire. July, 1996. titled "Tennis Player Michael Joyce's Professsional Artistry as A Paradigm..." in ASFT.
    • "Democracy and commerce at the U.S. Open". Tennis. September, 1996.
    • "Love is all You'll Need: Two Views of Romance in the Next Century" (From Leckie & Webster's Connotationally Gender-Specific Lexicon of Contemporary Usage(Male/His). New York Times Magazine. Sept 29, 1996.
    • "Chivalry". Grand Street 55. Winter, 1996.
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
    • Book: "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men". Stories.
    • "On His Deathbed, Holding Your Hand, The Acclaimed New Young Off-Broadway Playwright's Father Begs a Boon". Tin House 1:1, 1999.
    • "Another Example of the Porousness of Various Borders (VI): Projected But Not Improbable Transcript of Author's Parents' Marriage's End, 1971." (On the spine of!) McSweeney's Late Summer, Early Fall 1999.
    • 100-word statement by DFW in #830/831 (30 Dec. 1999-6 January 2000), p. 125
  • 2000
    • E-Book: "Up, Simba!: 7 Days on the Trail of an Anticandidate" (Retitled longer version of April Rolling Stone Article). September.
    • "The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys, and the Shrub". Rolling Stone Issue 838. April 13, 2000
    • "Mr. Squishy." McSweeney's Issue 5. 2000. (Under the pseudonym Elizabeth Klemm)
    • "Rhetoric and the Math Melodrama,". Science. 22 December 2000
  • 2001
    • The Best of the Prose Poem, ed. Peter Johnson. In 'Rain Taxi,' vol. 6, #1 (Spring 2001): 22-24. [Book Review]
    • "The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and the Shrub" reprinted in 'The Best American Magazine Writing 2001,' ed. Harold M. Evans (NY: PublicAffairs/Perseus Books, 2001).
    • "Tense Present: Democracy, English and the Wars over Usage". Harper's Magazine. April 2002
    • "Incarnations of Burned Children". Esquire. (Date unknown)
    • "The View from Mrs. Thompson's." Essay. Rolling Stone. October 25 Issue
    • "Good Old Neon". Conjunctions, 37; 20th anniversary ed. Nov 2001
    • "Another Pioneer". Summer 2001 issue of The Colorado Review, "Special Issue: Trying Fiction". Dec 2001
  • 2002
    • "Peoria {4}". TriQuarterly #112. June 2002
    • "Peoria {9} 'Whispering Pines'". TriQuarterly #112. June 2002
  • 2003
    • Book Non-Fiction: Everything and More. October 2003 "The Soul Is Not a Smithy" AGNI 57.
    • "Year of Glad" (opening pages of IJ p3-17)in a new anthology called "Love Stories: A Literary Companion to Tennis", edited by Adam Sexton (NY: Citadel Press, 2003), pp. 24-38.
    • "On His Deathbed..." to be rpt. in 'Bestial Noise: The "Tin House" Fiction Reader,' no ed. listed, Bloomsbury/Tin House, April 2003.
    • Wallace's Dostoevsky essay was rpt. in 'War of the Words', ed. Joy Press (Three Rivers Press, 2001), an anthology of Village Voice essays.
    • "Incarnations of Burned Children" collected in "The burned children of America" May, 2003
  • 2004
    • Book: Oblivion: Stories. June 2004
    • New Entry "Consider the Lobster." Essay. Gourmet Magazine August 2004. (Clicking on the link will allow you to view it in pdf format)
    • New Entry Reference "The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus". Contibutor. Oxford University Press. October, 2004.
    • New Entry 'Borges': Writer on the Couch review. New York Times Sunday book review. November 7 2004.
  • 2005
    • "Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Certain Borders (viii)" reprinted in The Best of McSweeney's Volume One.Hamish Hamilton 2005 (or 2004?)
    • Essays: "Consider the Lobster and Other Essays". Little Brown. Dec 2005.

UPDATE: AMAZING RESOURCE! Ryan's BibTex DFW Bibliography. Completely outstrips the one on this site. It is wonderful. (Dec 2005/Jan 2006/Dec 2006)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 14:07  

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