RIP David Foster Wallace

I really enjoy David Foster Wallace’s writing: the short stuff and the long stuff.  Dead, apparently at his own hand, his writing genius is no longer among us.  Rest well David.

I didn’t really like the title of this post and thus I changed it.  I never really got the sense that DFW was toying with his readers and laughing as they struggled through his works.  That being said I do feel like he had a real sense that his readers were out there nearly close enough to touch.

Currently, McSweeney’s is collecting people’s memories and stories about his.  Check it out.

McSweeney’s 28 unboxing

I love McSweeney’s, both the quarterly collection of literature as well their other publications and books. Besides the care and crafting of the content, the quarterly collections have really interesting artwork and packaging.  I just got issue 28 and this one takes the cake from the packaging perspective.  And then I thought, “why is it that only Apple products get unboxing photos?”  So, for your pleasure, I present to you the McSweeney’s Issue 28 unboxing.  You’ll note that each little book is one story.