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In which J.K. Rowling gets her David Foster Wallace on
In which J.K. Rowling gets her David Foster Wallace on

J.K. Rowling and David Foster Wallace haven't got much in common. Wallace wrote complex, challenging novels, topped off by the footnote-thick "Infinite Jest." Rowling created Harry Potter, the boy wizard star of mega-bestselling books for kids. But Rowling is going DFW, it turns out. Her publisher, Little, Brown, announced today that it will publish "Very Good Lives," her 2008 commencement address at Harvard. Wallace, too, gave a commencement speech that was published as a stand-alone book, as "This Is Water." Wallace gave Kenyon College's 2005 commencement speech, and the transcript both circulated on the Internet and was included in the 2006...

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