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Read the full article “David Foster Wallace materials related to The Pale King now open for research” on the Harry Ransom Center’s website.

Typescript draft of “Author’s Foreword” in “The Pale King.” © David Foster Wallace Literary Trust. Harry Ransom Center.

Very early handwritten draft of “Author’s Foreword” in “he Pale King.” © David Foster Wallace Literary Trust. Harry Ransom Center.

Handwritten list including characters in “The Pale King,” designated a “Tornado of Characters” in the left margin. © David Foster Wallace Literary Trust. Harry Ransom Center.

Manila folder for “The Pale King” drafts with a handwritten list of names of characters and places and a hand drawn map of Peoria, the setting of the novel.   © David Foster Wallace Literary Trust. Harry Ransom Center.

Typescript coversheet draft of “What is Peoria For?,” one of the early titles for “The Pale King.”  © David Foster Wallace Literary Trust. Harry Ransom Center.

David Foster Wallace’s notebook, which contains reading notes, clippings, and writings related to “The Pale King.” © David Foster Wallace Literary Trust. Harry Ransom Center.