Part of the fence but in the background. A high honor from the English view, but defeat for the Gaelic Irish. The author’s “forward” (actually chapter 9) informs us that this is an absolutely true vocational memoir of the things that happened to trainee David Foster Wallace at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria in 1985-6. Look it up now! The Pale (An Pháil in Irish) or the English Pale (An Pháil Shasanach or An Ghalltacht) was the part of Ireland directly under the control of the English government in the Late Middle Ages.It had been reduced by the late 15th century to an area along the east coast stretching from Dalkey, south of Dublin, to the garrison town of Dundalk. Names for fair babies include those with more conspicuous ties to lightness, like Whitney and Fairchild, as well as names with subtler connections, such as Fiona and Banning. To my mind, the central scene in The Pale King comes during the course of a long first-person narrative in which IRS agent relates the "born again" moment in which he accepted that a life of bookkeeping and auditing could provide the central core of meaning in his life. Of staying within the limits. Pale definition is - deficient in color or intensity of color : pallid. To function effectively in an environment that precludes everything vital and human. Foster Wallace had been working on The Pale King since 1996 until the time of his death in September of 2008, and the novel had been worked on under numerous temporary titles over a twelve year period (including 'Gliterrer', 'SJF' and 'What is Peoria For? The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. David Foster Wallace's (DFW's) The Pale King (PK) is that rare work of serious literature that examines the sort of work done in offices, particularly its potential to drain meaning from human life. Wallace The word pale derives ultimately from the Latin word pālus, meaning "stake", specifically a stake used to support a fence. The Pale King David Foster Wallace New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011 pp. An introduction to The Pale King. Asked in Maximum Ride Our narrator has led a lost life, marked by drugs, alcohol and a general In a short two-page chapter 44, one of the characters sums it all up: The underlying bureaucratic key [to survival] is the ability to deal with boredom. The king's perimeter was marked with wooden fence posts pounded into the Irish turf. The Pale King is a posthumous unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace that will be published in April 2011 by Little, Brown and Company. Baby names that mean fair are perfect for light-toned or blonde-haired babies. '). Where DFW was going to take THE PALE KING is anyone’s guess. These were called "pales," from the Latin palus , meaning "stake." So the Pale King refers to someone who is the king of limits. THE PALE KING is very funny, darkly funny. This means that the main character is not actually a bug, like most of the other NPCs and enemies, but it is an artificial creation which came from the Void by the means of the power of the Pale King. Song Meaning Reid got the title and starting point for the song at a party. He overheard someone at the party saying to a woman, "You've turned a whiter shade of pale," and the phrase stuck in his mind. The Pale King by David Foster Wallace is an unusual novel, which was written before Wallace’s suicide in 2008, and published in 2011. The novel is considered to be unfinished, and critics have speculated over its meaning.