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The Pale King

The New York Times has a story about the process of editing David Foster Wallace's manuscript for The Pale King so that it could be published. It seems to me like there are a fair number of Wallace-heads out there in this group, given that we seem to be pretty literate (not to be too self-congratulatory about it) and obsessive, not to mention the various references I've seen people make to the PGOAT or whatever. So I thought I would open up a fanpost about the book -- with the caveat that although I've got a copy in my mitts, I won't have time to read it until mid-May. So put up those SPOILER ALERTS in caps and bold and whatever else it takes, please.

And: isn't it the saddest thing in the world to read that DFW was putting little motivational stickers in his notebooks, like Holly's "You tried your best!"

One other possibly relevant link: Rolling Stone's story about the months leading up to DFW's suicide -- the only time I've ever gotten drunk just because I learned of someone's death.

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