Vol 7 No 1 (2016)
Book Reviews

You Understand I'm Not a Journalist

Robert B. Cole
Athabasca University
Open Door - Suchak
Published October 12, 2015


David Foster Wallace has had his brilliant and idiosyncratic creative non-fiction published in industry giants such as Harper’s, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Unlike the author’s at-times enigmatic fiction, these essays represent his more accessible works. Using a blend of intimacy, humour, self-perception and reflection, this immensely talented writer bends the creative non-fiction genre to his will, displaying the depths of his literary prowess.