Quack This Way

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RosePen Books, Oct 15, 2013 - 146 pages
David Foster Wallace was at the center of late-20th-century American literature, Bryan A. Garner at that of legal scholarship and lexicography. It was language that drew them together. The wide-ranging interview reproduced here memorializes 67 minutes of their second and final evening together, in February 2006. It was DFW's last long interview, and the only one devoted exclusively to language and writing.

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It was an accidental friendshipif ever there was one. David FosterWallace was at the center of late-20thcenturyAmerican literature, BryanA. Garner at that of legal scholarshipand lexicography. It was language thatdrew them together, and it was DFWwho reached out to BAG. It was DFWwho penned "Authority and AmericanUsage," the encomium to Garner'sdictionary of American usage. The 95-page essay appeared first in Harper'sin abridged form and in its full-lengthversion in Consider the Lobster. Itwas an auspicious beginning for theirfriendship.

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