Lipsky has transcribed the tapes of a week-long “interview” with DFW during the book tour for his breakthrough work, Infinite Jest. Originally planned for Rolling Stone, the article was never published.
What a gift Lipsky gives us in this glimpse into the mind of a “uniquely brilliant” writer. Wallace shares his stream of consciousness about writing, culture and himself in a fascinating portrait.
If you are a fan of Wallace’s work, this book is a must-read and a fitting tribute to this brave, prescient and caring young man. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read a writer who had the ability, as Lipsky describes, to “talk in prose”, this book will inspire you to get your hands on and wrap your mind around everything he wrote. Here Wallace is “radiantly present” writes Donna Seaman, in a work that will help to “sustain Wallace’s masterful and innovative books long into the future.”