RaveNPRIf I had to give an alien one book about American life, it'd be A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. Or it would've been, eight years ago. Now I'd hand over Consider the Lobster. They're both by David Foster Wallace … The essays in Fun and Lobster — what the author calls ‘experiential postcards’ — cover food, sports, politics, language. They're a great novel about American life, told in segments. Good writing graffitis its perceptions over the world, and it's impossible to get through a day without a Wallace line.
Vladimir Nabokov, Olga Voronina, Brian Boyd
PositiveHarper's MagazineLetters to Véra, opens the workshop door and shows us Vladimir not in his accredited hard-shell case of genius but as a soft, vulnerable practicing writer.