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Martin Riker

MARTIN RIKER's fiction and criticism have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, London Review of Books, TLS, Paris Review Daily, The Baffler, and Conjunctions.

From Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return

 “So you were telling your story. Your death story? The story of how you died.”

David Wallace

David Foster Wallace was a pen name. It was also the author’s real name but he never went by it. The Foster was his agent’s idea, he said, because Da-vid Wal-lace was syllabically unmemorable. This has proven to be sound marketing advice, although I don’t think David or Dave Wallace was ever very comfortable with it.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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