Due to rights issues, the audio of this interview is not available online. Please contact San Diego State University, Special Collections and Archives if you wish to be granted access to the original audio. Larry McCaffery meets with David Foster Wallace. The interview is far ranging and covers Wallace’s published book The Broom of the System and the stories published in the collection Girl with Curious Hair. The interview continually returns to modern fiction, its place in literary history and in particular its use of irony which Wallace criticizes. Wallace struggles to place his own work in the framework of the post-modernists of the sixties and the current irony-laden writing of his own generation, most notably Mark Leyner. The first section of the interview is not preserved. The interview appears, in edited form, in Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 1993 (13)2, p 127-150.