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 (52)

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. jhon123

    Tue Dec 09 13:16:42 GMT 2014

    The small desk was covered with bank statements, shopping catalogues, letters from a local school. http://www.anchorshitter.com

    #
  3. 5

    Mon Oct 13 12:22:07 BST 2014

    Great post ! I'm truly getting ready to across this information , is very useful my friend . Also great blog here with all of the useful information you have to Keep up the excellent work you are doing right here http://vasectomycost0.wordpress.com/

    #
  4. jhon123

    Sat Dec 13 10:35:30 GMT 2014

    but I couldn’t help inspecting her whenever the opportunity arose. http://bocamovers.com

    #
  5. daftarhajiumroh

    Fri May 09 18:56:25 BST 2014

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

    http://www.daftarhajiumroh.com/

    #
  6. jhon123

    Mon Dec 01 10:00:30 GMT 2014

    Great task! You guys perform a great blog, and have some great articles http://louisservicess.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html

    #
  7. Robby Draw

    Sat Dec 20 09:45:22 GMT 2014

    Hello... Thank you for a great post..

    http://test.com/test/

    #
  8. asd

    Fri Apr 25 05:13:08 BST 2014

  9. 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

    #
  10. jhon123

    Sat Dec 13 13:34:33 GMT 2014

    Today Granta Bulgaria launches with issue one: The Future. You can visit their site, http://agen-taruhan.webnode.com/

    #
  11. jhon123

    Sat Dec 20 09:56:02 GMT 2014

    it just seemed to taste of chocolate that wasn’t sweet enough, if that makes sense. http://www.ungagged.com

    #
  12. 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.

    #
  13. jhon123

    Thu Dec 18 12:44:22 GMT 2014

    Therese had to be changed three times. http://candycrushcheats.com

    #
  14. Indian railway pnr status

    Wed Oct 15 16:26:17 BST 2014

    Its a great post thanks for the information
    http://ap-ssc-results-2015.blogspot.com

    #
  15. jhon123

    Fri Nov 28 09:52:06 GMT 2014

    I really appreciated this article. Thanks for posting it! I definitely have different "strategies" for my personality based on the environment. http://www.freecodes.com

    #
  16. jhon123

    Fri Dec 05 09:46:09 GMT 2014

    A foreboding that the invaluable library-treasures of Timbuktu may be next. http://bestbacklinksusa.com

    #
  17. jhon123

    Thu Dec 18 09:27:35 GMT 2014

    A simple bookmarking tool that makes it easy to save, organize and share your favorite web pages. Access your bookmarks from any computer. http://www.ungagged.com

    #
  18. jhon123

    Mon Dec 08 09:49:02 GMT 2014

    This will definitely be very useful for me when I get a chance to start my blog. http://www.clashofclanscheats.com

    #
  19. jack89

    Sat Dec 20 12:16:13 GMT 2014

    It is not only going to be cheaper, but it will be much more beneficial to your health and your family. http://www.cpaboca.com

    #
  20. jhon123

    Sat Nov 29 09:00:36 GMT 2014

    I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work. http://www.asiansgamesh.com

    #
  21. jhon123

    Sat Dec 06 09:09:55 GMT 2014

    I started selling bread at our local farmers market. http://easymovestar.com

    #
  22. jhon123

    Fri Dec 19 14:08:42 GMT 2014

    The performance will last one hour. A bar will be on service on the night. http://flowersfpost.webnode.com/

    #
  23. jack89

    Fri Dec 19 12:06:57 GMT 2014

    It was through his father's teachings that gave him the crucial understanding of what can be achieved http://www.housemovers.com

    #
  24. KabarMakkah

    Wed Sep 10 09:44:17 BST 2014

    thanks.. its great post

    berita haji terbaru dan info makkah >> http://www.kabarmakkah.com

    #
  25. dzeko

    Sun Sep 14 12:41:00 BST 2014

    I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet users, its really really good piece of writing on building up new blog.

    We can browse excite post http://www.meetup.com/Jakarta-New-In-Town/messages/boards/thread/47000832/0/#125007492 Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing dan Kencang , and don't forget check helpful information http://arisnbw.blogspot.com/2014/07/YamahaR15YamahaR25.html Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing dan Kencang , and don't forget check helpful information http://czgay.eu/gay/link/2373 Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing Kencang and nice information http://www.elalem.org/member/blog_post_view.php?postId=72097 Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing Kencang and information http://www.meetup.com/Jakarta-New-In-Town/messages/boards/thread/47000832/0/#125007492 Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing Kencang and nice article http://bitcoinaddict.com/webid/item.php?id=121500&amp;mode=1 Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing dan Kencang that's good and helpful article http://websitetestinggroup.com/content/yamaha-r15-dan-yamaha-r25-motor-sport-racing-dan-kencang-0 Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing Kencang .

    #
  26. jhon123

    Wed Dec 03 09:33:17 GMT 2014

    I love the combination of cheddar and apple... when I was younger, I thought it was weird. Of course, that was because I had never actually tried it. http://tommydraw.tumblr.com/

    #
  27. jhon123

    Wed Dec 10 12:47:17 GMT 2014

    which hopefully makes me seem like a real woman instead of a pretend one. http://moveyourhouse.com

    #
  28. jhon123

    Tue Dec 16 09:05:37 GMT 2014

    Then been unable to fix a pipe we had been waiting on for two weeks; http://www.removepenguine.com

    #
  29. jhon123

    Thu Dec 11 14:44:57 GMT 2014

    I paused to take this in. I heard our fridge humming in the background. ‘Are you sure?’ http://virginhair.mono.net/

    #
  30. jhon123

    Wed Nov 26 09:52:05 GMT 2014

    The parachutist who shaved and smoked a cigarette in the time it took to float back to earth. http://www.bestbacklinksusa.com

    #
  31. jack89

    Wed Nov 26 14:53:51 GMT 2014

    That’s basically our business, but right now unfortunately, something bad happened.”http://www.bocamovers.com

    #
  32. jack89

    Tue Dec 02 13:03:38 GMT 2014

    It's difficult to find excellent writing like yours nowadays. http://www.bestworks.com

    #
  33. jhon123

    Tue Dec 02 12:08:14 GMT 2014

    Additionally great blog here with all of the useful information http://www.bestbacklinksusa.com

    #
  34. jhon123

    Tue Dec 02 09:03:29 GMT 2014

    I wish to appreciate it. Great task! You guys perform a great blog, http://resortsneardelhiforweekend.blogspot.com

    #
  35. Robby Draw

    Sun Dec 21 15:09:26 GMT 2014

    Auto Money Machines Review is set to be launched in just a few days. Not much hype around this product at the moment, but this product has a big potential. Do you want to know much more about this Binary Options system? Do you want to know what is Auto Money Machines all about and how does it work?

    Learn the truth about Auto Money Machines by clicking on the link below:

    https://app.getresponse.com/archive/peterdeltron/AUTO-MONEY-MACHINES-REVIEW-IS-AUTO-MONEY-MACHINES-SCAM-94600901.html

    #
  36. AQ88LIVEBET

    Tue Nov 04 10:57:34 GMT 2014

    <a href="http://aq88livebet.blogspot.com/">Agen Judi Online</a> - Olympiakos mengincar angka penuh saat melakoni lawatan ke markas Juventus dalam lanjutan Liga Champions musim ini. Mereka pun ingin mengulangi penampilan di Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki saat sukses mengalahkan juventus. Olympiakos menjamu wakil Italia pada 23 Oktober lalu dengan skor 1-0. Wajar saja kalau semua itu akan menjadi modal penting dalam laga yang akan dihelat di Juventus Stadium, 05/11/2014.

    Data statistik Juventus VS Olympiakos yang dilansir oleh <a href="http://aq88livebet.blogspot.com/">Agen Judi Online</a>.

    5 Pertandingan Terakhir Juventus 2014 ;
    ITA D1 - 02/11/14 Empoli 0-2 Juventus
    ITA D1 - 30/10/14 Genoa 1-0 Juventus
    ITA D1 - 26/10/14 Juventus 2-0 Palermo
    UEFA CL - 23/10/14 Olympiakos Piraeus 1-0 Juventus
    ITA D1 - 19/10/14 US Sassuolo Calcio 1-1 Juventus

    5 Pertandingan Terakhir Olympiakos 2014 ;
    GRE D1 - 02/11/14 Asteras Tripolis 0-0 Olympiakos
    GRE CUP - 30/10/14 Olympiakos 1-1 Panionios
    GRE D1 - 27/10/14 Olympiakos 1-0 Panathinakos
    UEFA CL - 23/10/14 Olympiakos 1-0 Juventus
    GRE D1 - 19/10/14 Ergotelis 2-3 Olympiakos

    Heat To Heat ;
    UEFA CL - 23/10/14 Olympiakos 1-0 Juventus
    UEFA Cl - 11/12/03 Juventus 7-0 Olympiakos
    UEFA CL - 01/10/03 Olympiakos 1-2 Juventus
    Friendly - 14/08/02 Juventus 4-0 Olympiakos

    Line - Ups

    Juventus ; Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Angelo Obinze Ogbonna, Leonardo Bonucci, Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Kwadwo Asamoah, Arturo Vidal, Roberto Pereyra, Carlos Tevez, Sebastian Giovinco.

    Olympiakos ; Roberto, Ioannis Maniatis, Alberto Botia, Eric Abidal, Leandro Salino, Luka Milivojevic, Ibrahim Afellay, Delvin Ndinga, Alejandro Dominguez, Pajtim Kasami, Konstantinos Mitroglou.

    Melihat statistik di atas, sangat wajar jika wakil dari Italia, Juventus, diyakini akan bisa mengalahkan tamunya. Diatas kertas, Juve unggul dengan sangat muda, terlebih mereka bermain di rumah sendiri dan mereka bisa memainkan sejumlah pemain pilar yang tengah fit. Data dari <a href="http://aq88livebet.blogspot.com/">Agen Judi Online</a>.

    #
  37. jhon123

    Tue Dec 16 14:56:26 GMT 2014

    It and today I wanted to read it again because it is very well written. http://freeinstafollowers54.blog.com

    #
  38. wilfenji

    Sat Nov 08 04:43:35 GMT 2014

    nice review for the book.
    visit http://will-fenji.com to know more about clash of clans

    #
  39. jhon123

    Mon Dec 15 14:13:25 GMT 2014

    These kinds of very helpful write-up. Incredibly intriguing you only read this post. http://www.removepenguine.com

    #
  40. wofs11

    Wed Nov 12 18:33:11 GMT 2014

    thank you for his article
    passengers put up a link
    http://tokekdead.blogspot.com/

    Jasa Iklan & Menambah Like Fanpage Facebook Ads : http://tokekdead.blogspot.com/2014/09/jasa-iklan-menambah-like-fanpage.html

    vcccoid provider vcc murah di indonesia : http://tokekdead.blogspot.com/2014/09/vcccoid-provider-vcc-murah-di-indonesia.html

    Maidaniipancakeduriancom Distributor Resmi Pancake Durian, Oleh Oleh Khas Medan : http://tokekdead.blogspot.com/2014/09/maidaniipancakeduriancom-distributor.html

    #
  41. jhon123

    Mon Nov 24 11:42:55 GMT 2014

    They know that inadequate carpentry execution can lead to an terrible look to your house and knowledgeable experts. http://www.seoservcies.com/

    #