David Foster Wallace

I really need to read more. Apparently David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide last month after years battling depression, was the “most brilliant American writer of his generation.” I have not read any of his books – in fact, I hadn’t even heard of him until I saw the mention on the Guardian site and a reprint of a speech he gave recently. I can certainly relate to a lot of his frustrations with daily life and his struggles to remember the bigger picture. I also liked his comments about the writing process in this old interview in Salon. I have added his “Infinite Jest” to my reading list, but apparently it is something like 1700 pages so I will have to set aside quite a bit of time….

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