Friday, May 14, 2010

What David Foster Wallace Circled In His Dictionary

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin has compiled a complete list of the words DFW circled in his copy of the American Heritage Dictionary. Wallace scholars are of course using this list to glean some more insight into his mind and work, but I just enjoy birdwatching all these rare and exotic words that somehow show up in the English language:

Enjoy! No matter how well-read you are, I promise you'll learn at least a new word or two.

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