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The Pale King Online Archive

In conjunction with this Friday's release of David Foster Wallace's The Pale King (his memoir of a stint at the IRS), the Ransom Center's website just posted a slew of archival documents, including handwritten drafts, typed versions with author revisions, and a final draft which reveals insider IRS facts like how each employee is forever branded with a new SSN that starts with 9 -- and ends with a lot of screaming, because brands are hot.