Is there a David Foster Wallace character in Jeffrey Eugenides' new novel? October 10, 2011 6:45 AMSubscribe
"Madeleine encounters Leonard in the lit crit seminar. He's a hulking, attractive guy who alternates between silence and bursts of intellectual virtuosity. He chews tobacco. He wears a bandanna. He's David Foster Wallace." (via Slate) Did Jeffrey Eugenides base one of the characters in his new novel on David Foster Wallace? Some reviewers think so (NYMag, Slate). Eugenides thinks that "they’re reading too much into the bandanna."