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January 21, 2014

David Foster Wallace on Commercial Fiction through Cristian MihaiJust after I posted about Poets & Writers magazine last week, I saw a post at Cristian Mihai‘s site (a blog I had just recently started to follow) that includes two short clips of an interview with David Foster Wallace – clips that focus on his thoughts on commercial fiction.

So, I’m sharing the link here to Critian Mihai’s post that includes the Wallace clips as a follow-up to the posts I wrote last week about Poets & Writers magazine – and commercially successful writing vs less commercially successful though more valuable literary writing.

I’ve written about David Foster Wallace here at sublimedays in the past, including posts I wrote both before and after reading the biography by D. T. Max about Wallace, titled Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story – A Life Of David Foster Wallace.

There are several long interviews with Wallace on the internet. As I watch them, I learn a great deal from his thoughts on contemporary writing – both about writing and about the culture in which we live.

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