Tuesday, September 23, 2008

à la Sophia: David (Foster) Wallace's Syllabus

YES, THAT'S RIGHT -- HE WENT DOUBLE-SUMMA AT THE FAIREST COLLEGE: For those of us who are still a bit gobsmacked by David Foster Wallace's passing, three more reminiscences -- from Dale Peterson, his English thesis advisor at Amherst (he also did a philosophy one); from a former student, a course syllabus; and via the McSwy's gang, some memories and tributes. And while we're at it, two more pieces from the man himself -- his 2001 Harper's essay on the difference between prescriptive and descriptive approaches to grammar, and a 1996 piece for Tennis magazine on a Pete Sampras-Mark Philippoussis tilt at the US Open.

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