Tuesday, September 16, 2008

David Foster Wallace, R.I.P.

David Foster Wallace was found dead of an apparent suicide on Friday. He was 46.

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy

As I recently mentioned, I've never read Infinite Jest, his most famous and well-respected work (though I have read The Broom of the System and Girl with Curious Hair). I think I'll be moving it to the top of my reading list. I've tried reading it a couple of times before. What a shame that this is what will probably finally get me to finish it.

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