In this elegant volume, literary critics scrutinize the existing Wallace scholarship and at the same time pioneer new ways of understanding Wallace's fiction and journalism. In critical essays exploring a variety of topics--including Wallace's relationship to American literary history, his place in literary journalism, his complicated relationship to his postmodernist predecessors, the formal difficulties of his 1996 magnum opus Infinite Jest , his environmental imagination, and the "social life" of his fiction and ...

The Legacy of David Foster Wallace 2012, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781609380823

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