I only really became aware of DFW when he died. Transcriptions of his ‘This Is Water’ commencement speech went up at various websites and I went from that > Infinite Jest > Brief Interviews With Hideous Men > Both Flesh And Not. (Not consecutively, I hasten to add). All fearsomely good. BFAN is a collection of essays, reviews, and notes. What is striking, given the intelligence and ideas at work, is the lucidity. Contains the best definition of genre fiction I, as a genre writer and reader, have yet encountered: ‘the sort of thing someone who likes this sort of thing is apt to like’.