David Foster Wallace

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Fatima Bhutto: ‘David Foster Wallace on David Lynch is pretty funny’
The novelist on admiring Maggie Nelson and Rachel Kushner, and being irritated by William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Fatima Bhutto

26, Apr, 2019 @8:59 AM

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Top 10 books about idleness | Josh Cohen
From Oscar Wilde to Sigmund Freud and David Foster Wallace, a psychoanalyst recommends reading that turns a critical eye on busyness

Josh Cohen

06, Feb, 2019 @10:41 AM

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Not Working by Josh Cohen - the benefits of idleness
A polemic against our overwork culture and a manifesto for just being rather than doing ... let’s learn from the slackers

Barbara Taylor

12, Jan, 2019 @12:00 PM

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David Foster Wallace was right – even in paradise we will need the internet | Brigid Delaney
There was one thing he didn’t predict: that when entertainment and addiction met in the internet, rage and hate would follow

Brigid Delaney

20, Sep, 2018 @3:03 AM

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You know who knew the real John McCain? David Foster Wallace | Jill Abramson
Tributes and takedowns misunderstand the senator’s nature. The novelist didn’t: McCain was flawed and he knew it writes Guardian US columnist Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson

27, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The best tennis books: Benjamin Markovits serves up his favourites
As Wimbledon 2018 starts, the novelist tips books on Agassi and Federer – with a volley from Roth and Updike

Benjamin Markovits

02, Jul, 2018 @5:29 AM

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Morality clauses: are publishers right to police writers?
Offensive opinions. Bullying. Sexual misconduct. As the literary world is rocked by scandal US publishers are asking authors to sign contracts with ‘morality clauses’. Are they really the answer?

Claire Armitstead

13, Jun, 2018 @4:52 PM

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The Recovering by Leslie Jamison review – on giving up booze
This much-touted literary love letter to Alcoholics Anonymous is too moral in its argument for the superiority of the sober

Rick Whitaker

27, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Top 10 errant teenagers in fiction
From Infinite Jest’s antsy prodigy to Brighton Rock’s haunted antihero, debut novelist Danny Denton picks the best bad girls and boys in books

Danny Denton

31, Jan, 2018 @10:13 AM

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Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen review – the baggage of the past in contemporary America
Two young Israeli former soldiers find parallels with home when living in the US

Ian Sansom

09, Sep, 2017 @1:01 PM

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No wonder Terry Pratchett wanted to avoid the Stieg Larsson treatment | Stephanie Merritt
From Kafka to Pratchett, the wishes of authors and fans regarding posthumous publication often diverge, writes Stephanie Merritt

Stephanie Merritt

31, Aug, 2017 @11:45 AM

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