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Works List

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Uncollected Fiction

  • "The Planet Trillaphon as It Stands in Relation to the Bad Thing". Amherst Review, 1984. (This is DFW's earliest known work, published during his junior year at Amherst.
  • "Other Math". Western Humanities Review, Summer 1987.
  • "Solomon Silverfish" . Sonora Review no. 16, Fall 1987.
  • "Crash of '69". Between C & D, Winter 1989.
  • "Order and Flux in Northampton".Conjunctions, Fall 1991.
  • | "Rabbit Resurrected". Harper's, Aug. 1992.
  • "The Awakening of My Interest in Annular Systems". Harper's, Sept. 1993.
  • "The Fifth Column--A Novel: Week Eleven". The Village Voice Vol. 41, No. 7; Feb 13, 1996; p. 50. (A collaboration by DFW and authors such as Jonathan Frazen, Rick Moody, A.M. Homes, DFW and others. Wallace wrote "Week 11.")
  • "The Flexicon". Parnassus: Poetry in Review Vol. 23 Nos. 1 & 2, 1998; pp. 180-194. (Wallace wrote p. 183-188)
  • "Three Fragments from a Longer Thing". Lannan Readings & Conversations; Dec. 6, 2000.
  • "Peoria (4)". TriQuarterly #112, June 2002.
  • "Peoria (9) 'Whispering Pines'". TriQuarterly #112, June 2002.
  • "Good People". The New Yorker, Feb. 5, 2007.

To read these and other lesser known works by Wallace, and for more information, visit The Howling Fantods: The Uncollected DFW or the great and exhaustive DFW bibliography from The Know(e): dfw.

Uncollected Essays

  • "Richard Taylor's 'Fatalism' and the Semantics of Physical Modality". Department of Philosophy of Amherst College; March 22, 1985.
  • "Matters of Sense and Opacity"]. New York Times; August 2, 1987.
  • "Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young"]. The Review of Contemporary Fiction Vol. 8, No. 3, 1988.
  • [1] "The Empty Plenum: David Markson's 'Wittgenstein's Mistress'". The Review of Contemporary Fiction Vol. 10, Iss. 2; Summer 1990.
  • [2] "Democracy and Commerce at the U.S. Open". New York Times; Aug 25, 1996.
  • [3] "Hail The Returning Dragon, Clothed In New Fire" in the anthology "Shiny Adidas Tracksuits and the Death of Camp and Other Essays from Might Magazine"; 1998. (Originally published as "Impediments to Passion" in the November/December 1996 issue of Might Magazine.)
  • [4] "Quo Vadis - Introduction". The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 1996.
  • [5] "God Bless You, Mr. Franzen". Harper's Magazine, Sep. 1996; p. 9.
  • [6]"F/X Porn". Waterstone's Magazine, Winter/Spring 1998.
  • The Nature of the Fun. Fiction Writer Magazine (September 1998) (Reprinted in the anthology 'Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction', ed. Will Blythe.)
  • [7] "Overlooked: Five Direly Underappreciated U.S. Novels >1960". Salon.com; Apr. 12, 1999.
  • [8] "100-word statement". Rolling Stone No. 830/831; Dec. 30, 1999-January 6, 2000; p. 125.
  • [9] "The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus". Compiled by Christine A. Lindberg. Oxford University Press; October, 2004.
  • [10] "Deciderization 2007 — a Special Report". Introduction to "The Best American Essays 2007" anthology.
  • [11] "Just Asking". The Atlantic Monthly, November 2007.

Book Reviews

  • [12] "The Horror of Pretentiousness: 'The Great and Secret Show' by Clive Barker". The Washington Post; Feb. 19, 1990.
  • [13] Michael Martone's "Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List". ERATO/Harvard Book Review, Spring 1990.
  • [14] "Exploring Inner Space: 'War Fever' by J.G. Ballard". The Washington Post; Apr. 28, 1991.
  • [15] "The Million-Dollar Tattoo: 'Laura's Skin' by F. J. Fiederspiel". New York Times Book Review, April 1991.
  • [16] "Tragic Cuban Emigre and a Tale of 'The Door to Happiness': 'The Doorman' by Reinaldo Arenas"]. The Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review; July 14, 1991.
  • [17] "Presley As Paradigm: 'Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of Cultural Obsession' by Greil Marcus". Los Angeles Times; Nov 24, 1991.
  • [18] Kathy Acker's "Portrait of an Eye: Three Novels". Harvard Review, Spring 1992.
  • [19] "Iris' Story: An Inversion Of Philosophical Skepticism: 'The Blindfold' by Siri Hustvedt". The Philadelphia Inquirer; May 24, 1992; p. M2. (Also published in Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol. 76, 1992.)
  • [20] "Rhetoric and the Math Melodrama: Philibert Schogt's 'The Wild Numbers' & Apostolos Doxiadis' 'Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture'". Science, December 22, 2000.
  • [21] "The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal", ed. Peter Johnson. Rain Taxi Vol. 6, No. 1; Spring 2001; pp. 22-24.
  • [22] "Borges on the Couch: 'Borges: A Life' by Edwin Williamson". New York Times Book Review; November 7, 2004.

Contributor

  • Fiction International 19:2 (Aids Art, Photomontages from Germany and England) (1991), contributing author, ISBN 1879691000
  • Grand Street 42 (1992), contributor. ISBN 0393308588
  • Grand Street 46 (1993), contributor. ISBN 0393309932
  • The Review of Contemporary Fiction: The Future of Fiction, A Forum Edited by David Foster Wallace (1996), Editor. ISBN 156478097X
  • Open City Number Five : Change or Die (1997), contributing author. ISBN 1890447161
  • The Best American Essays 2007 (2007), Guest Editor (Hardcover ed.: ISBN 0618709266)
  • The New Kings of Nonfiction (2007), contributing author. (Paperback ed.: ISBN 978-1-59448-267-0)
  • The Mechanics' Institute Review, Issue 4 (September 2007), contributing author. ISBN 978-0-9547933-4-0

Interviews

  • Larry McCaffery, "An Interview with David Foster Wallace" Review of Contemporary Fiction 13.2 (Summer 1993), 127-150. ISBN 1-56478-123-2 Almost Full Interview
  • Laura Miller, "The Salon Interview: David Foster Wallace." Salon 9 (1996). Link to Interview
  • "The Usage Wars" Radio interview with David Foster Wallace and Bryan A. Garner. The Connection (March 30, 2001).
  • Caleb Crain, "Approaching Infinity: David Foster Wallace talks about writing novels, riding the Green Line, and his new book on higher math." Boston Globe. October 26, 2003. Link to Interview
  • Michael Goldfarb, "David Foster Wallace." radio interview for The Connection (June 25, 2004).
  • Charlie Rose, "David Foster Wallace." Interview by Charlie Rose 03/27/1997. Link to Interview
  • Zachary Chouteau, "Infinite Zest: Words with the Singular David Foster Wallace." Complete interview done for Bookselling This Week. Link to Interview
  • Dave Eggers, "David Foster Wallace." The Believer. November 2003. Link to Interview