Everything and More: A Tribute to David Foster Wallace

When:  
Time:  
Wednesday 16 March 2011
7:00 pm
Where:   Lensic Performing Arts Center

211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Photo of David Foster Wallace. : David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) was one of the most acclaimed and influential American writers of his… Read full bio.

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David Lipsky is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New… Read full bio.

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Rick Moody is one of the most acclaimed American novelists of his generation.  His first novel, Garden State… Read full bio.

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Joanna Scott is the author of eight novels, including Follow Me, Liberation, Tourmaline, Make Believe, The Manikin,… Read full bio.

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About this Event

David Foster Wallace: Everything and More (book cover)An evening in celebration of the life and work of DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
1962-2008

Writers David Lipsky, Rick Moody, and Joanna Scott will read some of their favorite selections from Wallace’s writings followed by an in depth discussion moderated by Michael Silverblatt, host of the radio interview program, Bookworm.

Abstraction has all kinds of problems and headaches built in, we all know. Part of the hazard is how we use nouns. We think of nouns’ meanings in terms of denotations. Nouns stand for things-man, desk, pen, David, head, aspirin. A special kind of comedy results when there’s confusion about what’s a real noun, as in ‘Who’s on first?’ or those Alice in Wonderland routines-‘What can you see on the road?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘What great eyesight! What does nothing look like?’ The comedy tends to vanish, though, when the nouns denote abstractions, meaning general concepts divorced from particular instances. Many of these abstraction-nouns come from root verbs. ‘Motion’ is a noun, and ‘existence’; we use words like this all the time. The confusion comes when we try to consider what exactly they mean. — From Everything and More

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Audio: Reading and Conversation
Video: Reading 1, Rick Moody
Video: Reading 2, David Lipsky
Video: Reading 3, Joanna Scott & Michael Silverblatt
Video: Conversation

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Audio from this Event

Writers David Lipsky, Rick Moody, and Joanna Scott will read some of their favorite selections from Wallace's writings followed by an in depth discussion moderated by Michael Silverblatt. | Duration: 2:15:34 | Download this
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Video from this Event

Reading 1: Rick Moody
Reading 2: David Lipsky
Reading 3: Joanna Scott and Michael Silverblatt
Conversation with all readers, moderated by Michael Silverblatt

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