Crappy iPhone pics of the DFW stuff currently on display in the Ransom Center lobby

Posted: March 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: DFW | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

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Rich’s conclusion (which I agree with) is that the public/private elements of reading need not be mutually exclusive, cheap at least until the dawn of a DeLilloan nightmare, visit
when mass-reading groups assemble in a single room like a bunch of Moonies tying the knot. Rich introduces Matthew Bucher, who runs an online discussion group for David Foster Wallace Fans called “Wallace-L.” While Bucher is a clear example of the modern reader—interested in making connections and building communities—he also values the solitude that reading provides: “I still read the book at home at night by myself with one lamp.”
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when mass-reading groups assemble in a single room like a bunch of Moonies tying the knot. Rich introduces Matthew Bucher, who runs an online discussion group for David Foster Wallace Fans called “Wallace-L.” While Bucher is a clear example of the modern reader—interested in making connections and building communities—he also values the solitude that reading provides: “I still read the book at home at night by myself with one lamp.”

Of the DFW archive, rx 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.


4 Comments on “Crappy iPhone pics of the DFW stuff currently on display in the Ransom Center lobby”

  1. 1 Jeff Stern said at 4:44 pm on March 9th, 2010:

    Thanks for posting these!

  2. 2 Mike J said at 7:14 pm on March 9th, 2010:

    This re-breaks my heart. Thank you for putting these up.

  3. 3 Marie said at 11:08 pm on March 9th, 2010:

    The Fiends in Human Shape!

  4. 4 allanwood said at 10:42 am on March 10th, 2010:

    wow. interesting that “for many of us”, “softball and baseball” and “rhythmic beeps” do not appear in the published IJ.

    PRIVATE DOCUMENT
    INTENDED ONLY FOR RETINAS OF PEOPLE TO WHOM IT’S EXPLICITLY SENT

    !!!


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