Tag: David Foster Wallace

  • David Foster Wallace: This is Water

    A condensed version of the commencement speech David Foster Wallace gave at Kenyon College in 2005, set to video. You can read the whole of the commencement address here at the Economist’s Intelligent Life. And the so-called real world will not discourage you from operating on your default settings, because the so-called real world of […]

  • Publisher’s Weekly: The Top 10 Essays Since 1950

    From Publisher’s Weekly: The Top 10 Essays Since 1950. Robert Atwan, the founder of The Best American Essays series, picks the 10 best essays of the postwar period. Links to the essays are provided when available. Fortunately, when I worked with Joyce Carol Oates on The Best American Essays of the Century (that’s the last […]