David Foster Wallace Tennis writing

Bookish types ( readers are notoriously literary) will have been sad to hear that David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest writer and a fine journalist, took his life last weekend.

As well as being an all-round shit-hot writer, Wallace was a nationally (US) ranked junior Tennis player, and often wrote features on the sport. Here’s what I could find online:

Roger Federer as religious experience – New York Times

Democracy and Commerce at the US Open – Tennis magazine

Tennis, Trigonometry, Tornadoes: A Midwestern boyhood – Harper’s Magazine (pdf, about 3 MB)

Other DFW stuff:

The Onion chips in with NASCAR Cancels Remainder Of Season Following David Foster Wallace’s Death

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  1. Richard Irvine

    September 25, 2008 — 3:44 pm

    Thanks – you can get that essay from this page, titled ‘Shipping Out: On the (nearly lethal) comforts of a luxury cruise’

  2. Damn, it’s not free, sorry all.

  3. If you enjoyed the tennis writing, try DFW on the cruise ship experience: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again

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