Of the DFW archive, I wanted to see what the Ransom Center had chosen to display in the lobby the day after the acquisition announcement.
There are four items on display:
1. the cover page of the first two sections of Infinite Jest sent to Bonnie Nadell. The page is covered in notes.
2. a notebook of typescript pages of Infinite Jest
3. the heavily annotated galley of the Borges biography DFW reviewed for the NY Times in 2004.
4. the poem about Vikings Wallace wrote at the age of six or seven. It is believed to be the first time he signed anything “David Foster Wallace” (top of page).
There are also some great letters to and from Vera Nabokov regarding Vladimir Nabokov possibly writing the screenplay for The Day of The Locust or Invisible Man.