Il Ransom Center presso l'Università del Texas ha acquisito l'archivio di David Foster Wallace, unendolo a quelli di Don DeLillio e Norman Mailer.
Pezzi straordinari come la pagina manoscritta di "Infinite Jest", qua sopra, o la sua copia annotata di "Players" di
DeLillo, qua sotto.
The archive contains manuscript materials for Wallace's books, stories and essays; research materials; Wallace's college and graduate school writings; juvenilia, including poems, stories and letters; teaching materials and books.
Highlights include handwritten notes and drafts of his critically acclaimed "Infinite Jest," the earliest appearance of his signature "David Foster Wallace" on "Viking Poem," written when he was six or seven years old, a copy of his dictionary with words circled throughout and his heavily annotated books by Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, John Updike and more than 40 other authors.
Materials for Wallace's posthumous novel "The Pale King" are included in the archive but will remain with Little, Brown and Company until the book's publication, scheduled for April 2011.