New David Foster Wallace material in 'The Pale King,' and online
Work by David Foster Wallace that has not been published will appear in the paperback edition of "The Pale King" -- and part of it is online now, at The Millions.
The novel was published in 2011, about two and a half years after Wallace's death. The paperback edition is coming in mid-April -- around tax time, in keeping with the book's storyline. Four previously unpublished scenes will appear in the paperback edition; it's one of those scenes that is online now.
The scenes in question did not align with the content of the book, but provide additional context that publisher Little, Brown thought would make for illuminating reading.
Next week, the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, will hold a David Foster Wallace symposium. The Ransom Center holds Wallace's archive, and will host Wallace's agent, Bonnie Nadell; Michael Pietsch, his editor at Little, Brown; and other writers talking about his life and work.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: David Foster Wallace in 1999. Credit: Gary Hannabarger / Getty Images