The novelist David Foster Wallace died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Brilliant but troubled author who is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. He committed suicide at the age of forty-six.
His father was on the faculty of the University of Illinois and his mother taught English at an Illinois community college.
The writer David Foster Wallace committed suicide on September 12th of last year. His wife, Karen Green, came home to find that he had hanged himself on the patio of their house, in Claremont, California. For many months, Wallace had been in a deep depression.
Rap’s conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
I just think that fiction that isn’t exploring what it means to be human today isn’t art.
We’re not keen on the idea of the story sharing its valence with the reader. But the reader’s own life ‘outside’ the story changes the story.
For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going.
The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.