David Foster Wallace's 10 favorite books

The late great novelist David Foster Wallace's 10 favorite books.

5. ‘Fear of Flying,’ by Erica Jong


In the 1970's, Isadora Wing, a dissatisfied young wife, represented the uninhibited feminist psyche for an entire generation of readers. The indulgent, restless, and – above all – honest narrator travels to Europe where she conducts an affair. This affair represents her hopes for finally achieving the sexual, emotional, and intellectual fulfillment that has perpetually eluded her. 

5 of 10

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story