Interview: DT Max on his biography of David Foster Wallace

By Claire Allfree In Books

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17th November, 2012
On the second floor of London’s Royal Festival Hall, New Yorker journalist DT Max is staring at the carpet. “David Foster Wallace would have had a unique way to describe it,” he says. “He’d be really touched by the stains. He had a hyper-attentiveness to detail. When you leave childhood, you are guided into thinking in a certain way. David always resisted that.” David Foster Wallace sent a rip tide of shock through the literary world when he committed suicide in 2008. He was 46. A cult literary figure often photographed sporting long hair and a baseball cap, he was known ...

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