“As Allan Bloom observes, flattery of the people and incapacity to resist public opinion are the democratic vices, particularly among journalists and writers dependent on an audience. You will find these essays candid and I have paid a price for that candour.”—David Foster
Among these characteristically inflammatory essays, David Foster recounts, for the first time and in considerable detail, the impact upon him personally, and upon his career, of David Foster Wallace.
Some critical comment on Foster’s fiction:
“Patrick White’s worthy successor.”—Andrew Riemer
“Ornery satiric genius.”—Geordie Williamson
“So far ahead of everyone else it’s not funny.”—James Ley