- Via Newsweek.
With this spring's publication of his unfinished novel The Pale King, the reprinting of his once-available-online Kenyon College commencement speech, and some papers from his teaching archives, there's no shortage of posthumous David Foster Wallace material out there. Now Newsweek has a closer look at some of Wallace's stuff that's been collected at the University of Texas, including some early bits of Infinite Jest that didn't make the book's final edit, as well as the above story, written by Wallace for a school assignment. While the Newsweek piece is a bit precious (apparently, going through these papers was "an infinitely fascinating quest"), it's worth reading all the same; a gallery of some of those artifacts is here.
ALSO, (SORT OF) RELATED: Have any of you Blogtown readers seen this? Jim from The Office's movie based on Brief Interviews? Worth watching?