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Writer David Foster Wallace on Pursuing "Supposedly Fun" Things

Wallace's 1,079 page novel "Infinite Jest" was critically acclaimed. His essays and stories have appeared in Harpers, The New Yorker, Playboy, The Paris Review, and others. He has a new collection of essays, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," (Little, Brown & Co.) The book's title comes from his comic account of being pampered to death on a luxury cruise, which originally appeared in Harpers.

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Other segments from the episode on March 5, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 5, 1997: Interview with David Foster Wallace; Interview with Amy Rigby; Review of the television show "Ira Gershwin at 100."

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