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Professor Art Cockfield on David Foster Wallace's obsession with taxes

(March 23, 2015)

Professor Cockfield's new research paper, “David Foster Wallace on Tax Policy, How to Be an Adult, and Other Mysteries of the Universe,” on the late novelist's obsession with taxes is forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Tax Review.

Read the article, "Tax Advice From David Foster Wallace: Embrace the boredom and drudgery, the late novelist said," by Ben Steverman, published by Bloomberg. Cockfield's paper and the Bloomberg article are also featured in the Paris Review.

Read the review, "David Foster Wallace loved tax law, a new paper finds," by Hazel Sheffield, published in the Independent.

Listen to the podcast, "How David Foster Wallace Found Tranquility in the Tax Code," broadcast on the Takeaway, a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.