Kept under wraps

by Norman Gobetti

David Foster Wallace, perhaps considered even more of a cult author in Italy than in the USA, has been translated into Italian by a wide range of different translators (about 20 in all). The events surrounding the publication of his works in Italy are complex and involve certain episodes that are hard to explain…  Kept under wraps is an attempt to unravel the knots by giving a voice to some of the people who worked on his books, and by reconstructing the intriguing incidents that occurred in his publishing history.