-嗨 鲍勃 什么事 -嗨 听着
-Hey. Bob, what's up? -Hi. Listen.
According to an unconfirmed report, David Wallace is dead.
什么 不 不 不
What? No. No, no, no.
No, It must be some sort of a college prank or something.
Well, I thought if anybody knew whether it was true or not, it'd be you.
Now a remembrance of writer David Foster Wallace.
He was found dead, an apparent suicide, on Friday night.
Wallace's novel, Infinite Jest, brought him fame...
and a wide audience.
Writer David Lipsky has this appreciation.
"To read David Foster Wallace was
to feel your eyelids pulled open."
Some writers specialize in the 'away from home' experience.
They have safaried,
eaten across Italy, covered a war.
Wallace offered his alive self,
千篇一律的电视节目 百货商店 政♥治♥活动
cutting through our sleepy aquarium,
our standard TV, stores, political campaigns.
Writers who can do this...
譬如塞林格 譬如菲茨杰拉德 --
Like Salinger and Fitzgerald...
Forge an unbreakable bond with readers.
人们寄望从这些书本中得到的 并不是故事 信息
You didn't slip into the books looking for a story, information,
but for a particular experience...
The sensation, for a certain number of pages,
"of being David Foster Wallace."
If anything, there was a conscious attempt...
to not give overt direction,
although, of course, you end up becoming yourself.
Did they want you to be a writer or no?
No. I was gonna be... The big thing, when I was little...
I was... I was, like, a really serious jock. Really?
Yeah. I played citywide football as a kid.
I was really big, really strong as a kid.
And then for four or five years, I was gonna be, like, a pro tennis player.
That was my great dream.
Reading was just this kind of fun,
sort of weird thing that I did on the side.
"I didn't understand SoHo..."
那些仓库 陈旧的楼房♥ 鹅卵石铺就的街道
The warehouses, the old buildings, the cobbled streets.
It wasn't the Upper East Side, and it was dirty.
I felt marooned.
Our mother had taken us off the track of the nice life we'd been on.
She'd moored us in a creepy cul-de-sac with her art-world friends.
None of the kids in my school had parents in the art world.
It made me feel different,
"like there was something I had to cover up."
戴维 嗨 你的朗读会搞得如何
It was great. Sorry I missed it.
Don't worry about it.
Hey. I heard you got that Rolling Stone job.
-不好说 我还在试用期 -祝你好运
We'll see. I'm sort of on probation. Good luck.
Did you see Kirn's review in New York magazine?
The guy's been fuckin' canonized.
Sorry. Who's this?
David Foster Wallace.
"Next year's book awards have been decided." Can you believe this?
"The plaques and citations can now be put into escrow." It's unbelievable.
"With Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace,
浓稠 尖刻 且长达千"
a plutonium-dense, satirical quiz-kid opus that runs to almost a thousand"...
"a thousand pages, not including footnotes,"
the competition has been obliterated.
It's as though Paul Bunyan had joined the NFL...
or Wittgenstein had gone onto Jeopardy!.
"The novel is that colossally disruptive and that spectacularly good."
That's the fucking opening paragraph.
What if it actually is that good?
You might just have to read it.
Good piece. Thanks a lot.
Solid piece. I'm fine with it.
But you gotta clear it with Legal, okay?
How many times have we interviewed a writer in the last 10 years?
Take a guess.
Uh, how many?
Zero. I checked.
Maybe because Rolling Stone doesn't interview writers.
There hasn't been a writer like this. Okay?
一代人里的独一个 可以说 好比海明威 品钦
Once in a generation maybe. Hemingway, Pynchon.
Let me have this story. What story?
He's finishing up a book tour,
and I want to go with him.
That's not a story.
He teaches at some small state university somewhere in Illinois.
求你了 鲍勃 让我去吧
Please, Bob. Send me there.
This is the sort of stuff I should be doing, not 500 words on boy bands.
Talk to Jann.
There better be a story there.
There will be. There better.
-戴维 嗨 我是戴维·利普斯基 -你在哪儿
David, hi. It's David Lipsky. Where are you?
I think I may have made a wrong turn somewhere.
Let's see. I am on County Highway 29...
just across from the Circus Video.
How'd you get this number?
Your publicist sent it in her e-mail, just in case.
You'd do me a favor by losing it.
打住 冷静 冷静 打住
Stay. Be calm. Be calm. Stay.
-嘿 你找到这里了 -是啊
Hey. You made it. Yeah.
Dave. Dave Wallace.
戴维·利普斯基 嗨 很荣幸见到你
David Lipsky. Hi. It's a pleasure.
Um, I'm sorry about the, uh... the phone call.
No, you're fine.
-九♥成♥是开玩笑的 -好吧 好的
It was 95% joke. Right, right. Yeah.
Sorry in advance about the dogs. They'll be slobbering all over you.
哦 我不介意的 我喜欢狗
I don't mind at all. I love dogs.
Oh, yeah? You haven't met these guys yet.
No, I love 'em.
我们...额 老天 我们进屋吧 外面很冷
Let's, uh... Oh, Jesus. Let's get inside. It's cold.
-孩子们 进屋去 -多谢
Boys. Get in there. Thanks a lot.
赶紧 赶紧 小家伙
Ooh. Come on. Come on, buddy.
等等 我也很高兴见到你 好狗狗
Wait. I'm very glad to meet you too. Good dog.
Who's that? Oh, that's Jeeves.
Hi. Yeah, that's the Jeeve-meister.
他以前长得太丑 我只能收了他 没别人想要他
I got him 'cause he was so ugly. Nobody else wanted him.
Now he's, like, a cover girl dog.
And that's Drone. That's my provisional dog.
Why? Why provisional?
He just showed up one day while Jeeves and I were out jogging.
The rest is history.
I feel like I should offer you tea or something.
-嗯 谢谢 那就不客气了 -是吧 好的
Yeah. Yeah, thanks. That'd be great. Yeah? Okay.
Thank you. I can't take credit for it.
So, um, have you always been unlisted?
不 最近才撤下的 因为事态有些无法控制了
I had to do that recently. It was getting kind of crazy.
Oh. Because of... Because of fans.
I don't know if "fan" is exactly the right word.