Thursday, March 5, 2009

DFW: Publishing the Pale King

* Many thanks to Scott Esposito of Conversational Reading for his postings on Wallace yesterday and today which these links were gleaned from.

Well they are doing it. Publishers are attempting to put together Wallace's Pale King for publishing according to the LA Times. Read it here.
I agree with Esposito on this. It is unacceptable. It's like finding an incomplete Bach prelude fugue and publishing it as complete. From the article: "It's not clear what the intended structure was," Pietsch admits." After reading Infinite Jest as well as several of Wallace's other works and referencing the NYorker biographical article assumming what was left of these notes as the end result is short-sighted and unfair to Wallace.

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