Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Pale King Begins

Over at The Millions they've got an exclusive look at the opening sentence of Wallace's forthcoming posthumous novel The Pale King.

At first glance, it seems to me to have echoes of the beginnings of Joyce's Finnegans Wake and, especially, Cormac McCarthy's Suttree, of which we know DFW was a fan.

1 comment:

Andrew Ivers said...

Thanks for the note, Frank. It's sad to think he won't be around to do in-depth interviews about the new book. I've never even attempted Infinite Jest (stick pecking away at the stories), but interviews like this one


have given me a lot to think about in terms of Wallace as an artist and a person.