Novelists On Culture, Then and Now: Revisiting the 90s Culture Writing of David Foster Wallace, Dennis Cooper, and William T. Vollmann

The first time I read David Foster Wallace, I didn’t realize that I was reading David Foster Wallace. It took me until I read A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again — which I came to relatively late in my Wallace-reading — to realize just when it was that I’d first encountered an example of Wallace’s writing. It wasn’t in that collection, nor was it in his Atlantic piece on talk radio, my first encounter with his writing in […]

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