The Pale King

The Associated Press:

A long, unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace is scheduled for a posthumous release next year. “The Pale King”, excerpted in The New Yorker magazine edition coming out Monday, is set in an Internal Revenue Service office in Illinois in the 1980s.

I presume this is the same novel from which came the “Untitled Chunk” which ran in the Chaffey Review two months ago, given that the narrator of said Chunk was an IRS auditor.

See also: “The Unfinished”, D.T. Max’s massive essay from next week’s New Yorker on Wallace’s life and his struggle to complete The Pale King. (Via The Howling Fantods.)

Sunday, 1 March 2009