ZZZZzzzz: Ten Books We Couldn’t Finish

My home is filled with books. Books on shelves, books overflowing shelves, books on my nightstand, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, on the floor. Most I manage to get through, if not always enjoy. I am a big believer in seeing it through.  Most of my friends feel the same way. AND YET… there…

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Eek, it’s Frankensteinbeck! And Other Literary Puns

I came across this fantastic gallery in the Rumpus today and had to share. The artist Timothy Lee Taranto illustrates literature’s most serious authors in a less than serious light. Check out our favorite, the “Vonnugget,” below, and many more. Happy Friday!

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The David Foster Wallace Dictionary

When David Foster Wallace died in 2008, he left behind a legacy of three excellent novels, several short story collections, and numerous essays. But what many of his fans may not be familiar with is Wallace’s secret preparations for (perhaps?) another project, a dictionary. Thanks to The Telegraph, some of those notes are now available…

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The Pale King: David Foster Wallace’s Unfinished Novel To Be Published

“”Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.” ~ David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest Indeed it is unfair that the literary world lost one of its most unique and inspiring voices when David Foster Wallace committed suicide in 2008, but he may still have something to teach us.  At the time of his death, Wallace had been working…

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