A Free Lecture at TU -- "Public Selves/Private Selves: From James Joyce to David Foster Wallace"

Mar 23, 2015

Our guest today on StudioTulsa is D.T. Max, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine who's also the author of "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace," a highly regarded literary biography which first appeared a few years ago. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 24th, Max will give a free-to-the-public lecture on the TU campus entitled "Public Selves/Private Selves: From James Joyce to David Foster Wallace." (This event will happen in Tyrrell Hall, beginning at 7pm.) As Max tells us, his talk will draw from his own considerable grasp of the life and work of Wallace -- The San Francisco Chronicle called Max's bio of Wallace "a well-crafted, insightful chronicle of this singular writer's life and literary work [that] succeeds on multiple levels" -- and also from an interesting 2006 profile that Max wrote for The New Yorker of Joyce's grandson. More information about this event, which is presented by the Oklahoma Cebnter for the Humanities here at TU, can be found online here.