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Title
Work in process : a genesis for The pale king
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Abstract
With specific reference to the David Foster Wallace archive at the Harry Ransom Center, my essay illustrates how the manuscripts and drafts reassembled as The Pale King can be used to address some of the loose ends that remain in this unfinished novel. Genetic criticism thus provides a number of hints of the directions in which Wallace may have been taking the book, and I will demonstrate that point both with regard to content and form. In a first part, the essay shows how the novel's representation of information overload corresponds with some of Wallace's reading material. I then go on to consider the issues of authorship in the book from the perspective of narrative theory.
Language
English
Source (journal)
English studies : a journal of English language and literature. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2014
ISSN
0013-838X [print]
1744-4217 [online]
Volume/pages
95:1(2014), p. 70-84
ISI
000329962100006
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 07.03.2014
Last edited 24.08.2017
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