This is in the same vein as the last post – same material, same date, same magazine – but I felt it deserved its own space. Apparently, DFW had a work in progress that he had gotten several hundred pages into at the time of his passing. The point of the work, according to the article cited in the last post, among others, was resolution of a problem DFW found in postmodernism, a la “if there are so many problems, what are the solutions?”, which he found at fault with Broom and to a somewhat lesser extent IJ. I’m very excited to hear about this work (which will be added to my swollen bookshelf and its works I need to read, including similarly-postmortem work 2666 by Roberto “tilde missing” Bolano).
Here’s the excerpt, also from the New Yorker: