David Foster Wallace

This week marks David Foster Wallace’s 50th birthday and you’ll see a slew of DFW-related postings on the web for your time consuming readerly pleasure.

Open Culture did some excellent work by sharing “30 Free Essays & Stories by David Foster Wallace on the Web”. Some personal favorites —

For those of us that love visual diagrams about novels, Brainpickings.org has “3 Ways to Visualize the David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest”. The character map flowchart for Infinite Jest is a must-see.

And you can find a gigantic PDF map of “A diagram of nearly all the charactersin David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest,with connections and relations shown thereamong.” Very suitable for framing in any college dorm room —

For DFW fans, here are some of the bests on the web this week.

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