Questions for D. T. Max: Ask the Author: Online Only: The New Yorker:
In researching your article, did you glean any unique or quirky facts about David Foster Wallace’s writing process?
At one point, Wallace had a room in his house in Bloomington, Illinois, painted entirely black. The room was illuminated with dozens of antique lamps, some with shades, some without. The whole effect was very spooky. A picture of the room—at least I think it’s the room--is on the Web.