Thoughts on DFW


Rumpus contributor Daniel Roberts has two pieces on David Foster Wallace in honor of what would have been his 50th birthday. This Berfois essay examines The Marriage Plot‘s Leonard Bankhead character as a representation of DFW. And, at Salon, Roberts asks us to consider Wallace’s journalism.

“Whether or not Wallace fully believed in the shtick he created, the evidence — his outstanding reportage — speaks for itself.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →