March 14th, 2012 / 12:02 pm

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.


  1. deadgod

      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.”  ( )

      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??

  2. Jackson Mace

      This is cool.

  3. Tom Beshear

      Perhaps the publisher wants several months gap between the publication of the paperback The Pale King and the essays.

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  5. Aaron Gilbreath

      stellar news

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