David Foster Wallace (1962-2008)

Sad news this last Friday that author had died. He was only 46. Wallace had immense talent, was an expert at darkish comedy, and had an incredible gift for storytelling (see the video below). My experience with his writing was through his many contributions to and his novel , which I read and re-read several times as the 1990’s drew to a close. I was introduced to his work by a friend who, while also an excellent writer, was a gratuitous admirer of Wallace and found great inspiration in his work. Wallace is considered by many to be one of the most influential writers of the last few decades, and a great American satirist who nailed the more inane aspects of modernity.

“This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it.”

David Foster Wallace

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