A new volume of David Foster Wallace’s uncollected essays, Both Flesh and Not, has been announced for release on 11/27/12 from Little, Brown.
That’s quite a resource. The Wittgenstein’s Mistress response (“The Empty Plenum”) is, as is said, “major”.
I also noticed this response to an early (’96) rash of Franzenfreude: “I suppose one reason it was brave of Franzen to publish his essay [“Perchance to Dream”] is that it made it easy for other writers [in this case, Vonnegut] to look humble and adorable at his expense.” ( http://www.theknowe.net/dfwfiles/pdfs/Wallace-Bless_You_Mr_Franzen.pdf )
Why is the book of “uncollected essays” not being released ’til Thanksgiving? Surely a capable, diligent editor could have it ready in a couple of months — or is that inaccurate? Is delaying the release actually a Christmas-season strategy??
This is cool.
Perhaps the publisher wants several months gap between the publication of the paperback The Pale King and the essays.
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