In an interview with Wallace by Larry McCaffery in the Review of Contemporary Fiction, 1993, Wallace described what he strives for and enjoys in writing (and other realms) as ''an experience of what I think Yeats called 'the click of a well-made box' something like that. The word I always think of it as is 'click.''' He says: ''It was real lucky that just when I stopped being able to get the click from math logic I started to be able to get it from fiction. The first fictional clicks I encountered were in Donald Barthelme's ''The Balloon'' and in parts of the first story I ever wrote...I don't know whether I have much natural talent going for me fiction-wise, but I know I can hear the click, when there's a click. In Don DeLillo's stuff, for example, almost line by line I can hear the click. It's maybe the only way to describe writers I love. I hear the click in most Nabokov. In Donne, Hopkins, Larkin. In Puig and Cortazar. Puig clicks like a fucking Geiger counter. And none of these people write prose as pretty as Updike, and yet I don't much hear the click in Updike.''