Monday, June 28, 2010

DFW in the NYR of B

a review of the recent DFW book to get us excited about the new book.


We gonna continue reading? Perhaps in the fall? Mann? Pynchon?


Perhaps we can change our focus to epics of different sorts?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Our opera.

and also Linda Holmes reads MD in a book club.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

In Color

Suprising amount of DFW footage on YouTube. 10 Part interview starting here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


A review of the new Moby Dick opera, premiering in Dallas.

Looks like it'll be in San Francisco Fall 2012.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Complete list of words circled in DFW's copy of the American Heritage Dictionary.

Friday, March 19, 2010

New DFW Collection

What's in the collection that the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin acquired? A childhood poem about vikings. And other awesome things.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Calvinball explained

Somebody went ahead and came up with rules for Eschaton.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We're kind of haunted by Moby-Dick

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tribute to DFW

The new issue of Five Dials has a tribute to DFW from Don Delillo, Franzen, Zadie Smith, etc.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway: "We have had writers of rhetoric who had the good fortune to find a little, in a chronicle of another man and from voyaging, of how things, actual things, can be, whales for instance, and this knowledge is wrapped in the rhetoric like plums in a pudding. Occasionally it is there, alone, unwrapped in pudding, and it is good...but the people who praise it, praise it for the rhetoric which is not important. They put a mystery in which is not there."