Tour the DFW archives with Newsweek

Monday, November 22, 2010

Newsweek takes a tour of the David Foster Wallace archive at the University of Texas, including annotated books from his personal library, a short story he wrote when he was nine years old about a sentient tea kettle, and bits excised from the final version of Infinite Jest. My shoulder aches at the thought of lugging that around in my bag for another two months, but I'm starting to get the itch to read it again. The whole DFW hagiography continues to be fascinating and heartbreaking.