The tyranny of literature

The tyranny of literature
May 7, 2015
An aspiring writer tries to channel David Foster Wallace


A mind that was never predictable

Foster Wallace: An Ordinary Guy Who Couldn’t Be
April 27, 2011
John Powers

Most readers prefer Wallace’s journalistic pieces, many of which filled me with envy at their originality. He had a staggering eye for detail, an ability to make startling connections and a mind that was never predictable.



‘Infinite Jest’ Author David Foster Wallace
September 15, 2008
Wallace was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant in 1997. Fresh Air remembers him with an excerpt from an interview that initially aired on March 5 of that year.

March 5, 1997