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Sep. 14th, 2008

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-wallace14-2008sep14,0,246155.story





"David Foster Wallace, the novelist, essayist and humorist best known for his 1996 novel "Infinite Jest," was found dead Friday night at his home in Claremont, according to the Claremont Police Department. He was 46.

Jackie Morales, a records clerk at the department, said Wallace's wife called police at 9:30 p.m. Friday saying she had returned home to find that her husband had hanged himself."


Cue rabid book buying.
Cue waves of "it's all footnotes" shit talkers.

You love the tortured artists because they're just so tortured but can't stand it when they stop being tortured. However they stop.

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skreidle
Sep. 14th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
My response: "Who?" *Google* "Infinite Jest? Never heard of it."
maddening
Sep. 14th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
uhm... good for you?

I posted this because it makes me really sad that he did this.
skreidle
Sep. 15th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
I just found it odd/interesting that I've seen mention of this several times on my Friends page, and while I have significant overlap in literary interests with many of them, I've never heard of Mr. Wallace or his seminal work.

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