The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
The Pale King David Foster Wallace ebook
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
THE PALE KING By David Foster Wallace 548 pages. Looking at the language of critical response to the novel, there are parallels. In his final unfinished masterpiece, The Pale King, David Foster Wallace attempts the impossible: He tries to write a profound and artistic novel about the nexus between power and mind-numbing tedium. I think even Wallace wanted that, considering how he left the book just before committing suicide. David Foster Wallace's The Pale King: Bonnie Nadell and Michael Pietsch at Foyles | Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln. For at least 10 years before his death, Wallace was working on a long novel that he called The Pale King. This is not to say that David Foster Wallace cared for Hamlet. But he seemed to care for ontology. Having said that, the book had to be published. �The Pale King” was published posthumously. The pale king When Wallace took his own life in 2008 at age 46, he left an unfinished novel behind in his garage office in Claremont, Calif. It's sloppy at times, inconsistent in others, baggy here, too-lean there [but] the book is unmistakably a David Foster Wallace affair.