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Global Wallace: David Foster Wallace and World Literature.


Global Wallace: David Foster Wallace and World Literature

Lucas Thompson



271 pages



David Foster Wallace Studies; Volume 1


In this first volume in the publisherAEs new series, Thompson proves that American writer David Foster Wallace was influenced by international global literary traditions and writers from Leo Tolstoy to Jamaica Kincaid. After opening chapters on Wallace and world literature, he explains world literary theory and identifies strains of world literature scholarship useful for looking at DFWAEs work, drawing on the ideas of scholars such as David Damrosch and Paul Giles. Chapters on regions explore Wallace and Latin America writers (Manual Puig), Russian writers (Dostoevsky), Eastern European writers (Kafka), and writers of the American South (Walker Percy, Flannery OAEConnor). There is also discussion of Wallace and African-American writers. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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