Weekly Roundup: Literary Links

These are some of the literary links I’ve retweeted, shared, or bookmarked this week:

1. The film The End of the Tour, which chronicles the few days that author David Foster Wallace spent with Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky at the end of a publicity tour for Infinite Jest, opens today. Since it isn’t playing anywhere near me, I’m enjoying reading the various responses from critics —

In this Salon article, actor Jason Segel talks about playing David Foster Wallace in the film. The role was quite a departure from his usual comedies and his portrayal of Ted’s best friend Marshall on the show How I Met Your Mother.

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Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. Image from IMDB


2. On Wednesday the longlist was announced for the prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize.

The Atlantic has a guide to the thirteen works on the list and NPR comments on the five American writers that are part of that list.


3. “yo call me Ishm@el!” For a humorous take on what would happen if the characters in classic novels like Moby-Dick or The Great Gatsby had cell phones, check out this recent piece:


4. If you’re not able to visit The Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibit Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland, you can still celebrate this book’s anniversary by enjoying an online project that allows people to create their own personal digital editions, showcases remixes of Alice illustrations, and provides annotations from Lewis Carroll experts.


5. Classes start again in less than a month, so if you want to get in some fun reading before hitting the books for school, take a look at this list of 10 graphic novels:

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