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David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview

and other Conversations

In intimate and eloquent interviews, including the last he gave before his suicide, the writer hailed by A.O. Scott of The New York Times as “the best mind of his generation” considers the state of modern America, entertainment and discipline, adulthood, literature, and his own inimitable writing style. The volume includes among others interviews with Laura Miller, Dave Eggers, and the student magazine of Wallace’s own alma mater, Amherst.

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE was an award-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest.

“The best mind of his generation.” —A. O. Scott, The New York Times

“In a culture that depletes you daily of your capacity for imagination, for language, for autonomous thought, complexity like Dave’s is a gift.” —Zadie Smith

“One of the big talents of his generation, a writer of virtuosic talents who can seemingly do anything.” —The New York Times

“The funniest writer of his generation.” —Voice Literary Supplement

“DFW married soaring stylistic virtuosity with deep compassion 
for thwarted lives.” –– Boyd Tonkin, The Independent

“A prose magician … He could map the infinite and infinitesimal, the 
mythic and mundane.” – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

”The literary world has produced few figures more flamboyantly talented and prophetically dialed in to the compulsions and concerns that keep us up late at night than David Foster Wallace. This compact volume promises to shed light on Wallace’s scope of influence on his peers and his state of mind in the months before he died.” —The Biographile

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