Subscribe to Granta today

Granta Audio: D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace

|

D.T. Max’s Every Love Story is a Ghost Short: A Life of David Foster Wallace charts the prodigious rise, numerous breakdowns and sad end of one of the foremost writers of his generation. Here Wallace’s biographer talks about why ‘David always wanted to be one David’, the solace he found in twelve-step programmes and what his use of wiper-fluid, on a car ride with Jonathan Franzen, reveals about his prose style.

Comments (38)

You need to create an account or log in to comment.

  1. Jakem

    Sat Aug 23 22:35:16 BST 2014

    I'd just like to say that your website is absolutely awesome and I've subscribed to it :) But if you'd be courteous enough to check out my website then I'd really appreciate it. GamesEpic allows you to download all of the latest games completely free, click here to get your free <a href="http://www.gamesepic.com/pc-games/fifa-15-free-download/">FIFA 15 Download</a> now! Or if not then please go ahead and check out our sister site and get your free <a href="http://www.fullgamesfreedownload.com/sims-4-download-2014-full-pc-game-download-804-gb/">The Sims 4 Download</a>

    #
  2. blackwater0002@gmail.com

    Fri Aug 22 23:09:41 BST 2014

    d full of information. This is very good. I appreciate this very much! http://www.phoneindex.co.il/%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%9F.aspx?p=12008208

    #
  3. Khatri

    Wed Jun 04 12:38:48 BST 2014

    Nice post. Very helpful and full of information. This is very good. I appreciate this very much!
    top sellers
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/thetruthaboutcellulitereview/

    #
  4. Khatri

    Fri May 30 13:34:56 BST 2014

    This is a wonderful article, Given so much info in it, These type of articles keeps the users interest in the website, and keep on sharing more ... good luck.
    acne no more ebook
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/mikewaldenacnenomorereview/

    #
  5. Khatri

    Sat May 10 18:04:37 BST 2014

    Post very nicely written, and it contains useful facts. I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post.
    www.rebelmouse.com/magneticmessagingpdf
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/magneticmessagingpdf/

    #
  6. daftarhajiumroh

    Fri May 09 18:56:25 BST 2014

    i'm happy read this article
    i know from my fiend

    http://www.daftarhajiumroh.com/

    #
  7. MuazaLas

    Mon Jul 28 23:42:33 BST 2014

    I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work.
    http://putperjaka.blogspot.com/2014/07/agen-texas-dan-domino-online-indonesia-terpercaya.html

    #
  8. Khatri

    Tue May 13 21:37:59 BST 2014

    This content is written very well. Your use of formatting when making your points makes your observations very clear and easy to understand. Thank you.
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/winningtheone/

    #
  9. Khatri

    Thu May 22 18:32:52 BST 2014

    Thank you very much for posting and sharing this great article. It is so interesting. I want to know some other information about this site. So please give me this news quickly. I always will be aware of you.
    wwwrebelmousecom
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/whatmensecretlywant/

    #
  10. Khatri

    Tue May 13 22:45:21 BST 2014

    Excellent Blog! I would like to thank for the efforts you have made in writing this post. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. I wanted to thank you for this websites! Thanks for sharing. Great websites!
    www rebelmouse com
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/pregnancymiraclebook/

    #
  11. Khatri

    Mon May 12 12:40:36 BST 2014

    Excellent Blog! I would like to thank for the efforts you have made in writing this post. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. I wanted to thank you for this websites! Thanks for sharing. Great websites!
    http://www.rebelmouse.com/pregnancymiraclelisaolson/
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/pregnancymiraclelisaolson/

    #
  12. Khatri

    Mon May 12 11:35:22 BST 2014

    Great, This specific net webpage is seriously thrilling and enjoyment to learn. I’m an enormous fan from the subjects mentioned.
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/heartburnnomorejeffmartin/
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/heartburnnomorejeffmartin/

    #
  13. Khatri

    Tue Jun 03 10:15:29 BST 2014

    Thanks for sharing this interesting blog with us.My pleasure to being here on your blog..I wanna come beck here for new post from your site.
    go ahead and try it
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/reverseyourdiabetestodayreview/

    #
  14. Khatri

    Wed May 21 11:17:15 BST 2014

    So luck to come across your excellent blog. Your blog brings me a great deal of fun.. Good luck with the site.
    https://rebelmouse.com/primalburn
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/primalburn/

    #
  15. Khatri

    Sat May 31 20:56:39 BST 2014

    I was excited to uncover this great site. I want to to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every part of it and i also have you book marked to look at new stuff in your website.
    http://rebelmouse.com/
    http://www.rebelmouse.com/lindaallenyeastinfectionnomore/

    #
  16. asd

    Fri Apr 25 05:13:08 BST 2014

  17. Khatri

    Mon Jun 02 17:56:42 BST 2014

    Great, This specific net webpage is seriously thrilling and enjoyment to learn. I’m an enormous fan from the subjects mentioned.
    yeast infection no more
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/yeastinfectionnomorelindaallen/

    #
  18. alikhan_095

    Thu Jun 05 22:53:00 BST 2014

    I was just browsing through the internet looking for some information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information that you have on this blog. It shows how well you understand this subject. Bookmarked this page, will come back for more.

    http://www.rebelmouse.com/whatmensecretlywantreview/

    #
  19. MuazaLas

    Mon Jul 28 18:10:54 BST 2014

    I definitely enjoying every little bit of it. It is a great website and nice share. I want to thank you. Good job! You guys do a great blog, and have some great contents. Keep up the good work.
    http://putperjaka.blogspot.com/2014/07/agen-texas-dan-domino-online-indonesia-terpercaya.html

    #
  20. berita bola

    Fri Aug 08 12:24:46 BST 2014

    berita info formasi penerimaan pendaftaran cpns 2014 online Liputan6 http://goo.gl/yRo6zH hari ini
    berita lowongan cpns 2014 Liputan6 http://goo.gl/6Stqux hari ini
    berita bkn pusat Liputan6 http://goo.gl/8cgrQY hari ini
    berita pln Liputan6 http://goo.gl/beQWJ2 hari ini
    berita Ignasius Jonan Liputan6 http://goo.gl/r3hxZH hari ini
    berita harga bensin pertamax Liputan6 http://goo.gl/IqYDCK hari ini
    berita harga bbm naik Liputan6 http://goo.gl/lbE05r hari ini
    berita kenaikan gaji pns 2014 Liputan6 http://goo.gl/cH0sb8 hari ini
    berita skk migas Liputan6 http://goo.gl/n2GA3N hari ini
    berita jamsostek Liputan6 http://goo.gl/Us11jD hari ini

    #
  21. Khatri

    Tue Jun 03 18:36:51 BST 2014

    Great, This specific net webpage is seriously thrilling and enjoyment to learn. I’m an enormous fan from the subjects mentioned.
    boost your bust
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/jennyboltonboostyourbustreview/

    #
  22. cinta

    Fri Apr 18 02:45:42 BST 2014

    What a blog post!! Very informative and also easy to understand. Looking for more such comments!! Do you have a facebook? http://goo.gl/YIuEsf I recommended it on digg. The only thing that it’s missing is a bit of new design.

    #
  23. Khatri

    Fri May 30 12:10:04 BST 2014

    Wow, what a really helpful post this is. Truly, one has to comment on this article if he/she reads this article. That's why I did it. Thumbs up!
    covert hypnosis
    https://www.rebelmouse.com/powerofconversationalhypnosis/

    #
  24. Khatri

    Sun Jun 08 18:36:32 BST 2014

    You there, this is really good post here. Thanks for taking the time to post such valuable information. Quality content is what always gets the visitors coming..
    GE
    http://ge.tt/9xpUUxP1/v/0

    #
  25. alikhan_095

    Mon Jul 07 19:50:51 BST 2014

    I am always searching online for articles that can help me. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also. Keep working, great job !

    http://www.rebelmouse.com/workoutfinishers/

    #
  26. blackwater0002@gmail.com

    Thu Aug 07 08:48:12 BST 2014

    breakdowns and sad end of one of the foremost writers of his generation. Here Wallace’s biographer talks about why ‘David always wanted to be one David’, the solace he found in twelve-step programmes and what his use of wiper Clearwater Real Estate
    http://realestate100.com

    #
  27. alikhan_095

    Mon Jun 16 16:37:08 BST 2014

    I am overwhelmed by your post with such a nice topic. Usually I visit your blogs and get updated through the information you include but today’s blog would be the most appreciable. Well done!

    http://www.rebelmouse.com/thebloodpressuresolution/

    #
  28. MuazaLas

    Thu Jul 24 04:10:28 BST 2014

    I truly adored reading your posting. Thank you!
    http://goo.gl/LSosAK
    http://muaza-las.blogspot.com/

    #
  29. Khatri

    Sun Jun 15 07:29:23 BST 2014

    Wow, what a really helpful post this is. Truly, one has to comment on this article if he/she reads this article. That's why I did it. Thumbs up!
    girlfriend system by christian h.
    http://www.slideshare.net/gfasreviews/gfas-review-girlfriend-activation-system-obsession-story

    #
  30. alikhan_095

    Sun Jun 15 11:27:22 BST 2014

    It’s very informative and you are obviously very knowledgeable in this area. You have opened my eyes to varying views on this topic with interesting and solid content. Actually I read it yesterday but I had some thoughts about it and today I wanted to read it again because it is very well written.

    http://www.clockcards4less.co.uk

    #
  31. alikhan_095

    Mon Jun 16 15:35:22 BST 2014

    It's really nice and meanful. it's really cool blog. Linking is very useful thing.you have really helped lots of people who visit blog and provide them usefull information.

    http://www.rebelmouse.com/jennyboltonboostyourbustreview/

    #
  32. Khatri

    Thu Jun 26 18:41:30 BST 2014

    The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.
    www.rebelmouse.com
    http://www.rebelmouse.com/onlinealluremichaelfiore/

    #