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Author David Foster Wallace Found Dead of Suicide at 46

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posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 09:55 PM
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David Foster Wallace Found Dead of Suicide at 46


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David Foster Wallace, the author best known for his 1996 novel ''Infinite Jest,'' was found dead in his home, according to police. He was 46.

Wallace's wife found her husband had hanged himself when she returned home about 9:30 p.m. Friday, said Jackie Morales, a records clerk with the Claremont Police Department.

Wallace taught creative writing and English at nearby Pomona College.
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posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 09:55 PM
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...prolific writer of modern generation. Some of his resume:


Published in 1996, ''Infinite Jest'' cemented Wallace's reputation as a major American literary figure. The 1,000-plus-page tome, praised for its complexity and dark wit, topped many best-of lists. Time Magazine named ''Infinite Jest'' in its issue of the ''100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.''

Wallace received a ''genius grant'' from the MacArthur Foundation in 1997.


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posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 11:45 PM
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Here's a link to his 2005 kenyon college speech: read it and weep with me...

twisi



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posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 12:11 AM
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I really enjoyed The Girl with the Curious Hair. Too bad, he will be missed.

ColoradoJens



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt
Here's a link to his 2005 kenyon college speech: read it and weep with me...

twisi



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Wow...that was very interesting and insightful - I have never read any of his work but now I will - thanks for sharing this link and albeit sad news -



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 01:27 PM
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Checkout this nutjob -
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May David Foster Wallace Rest in Peace, Find a greater love and may his Jest truely be infinite. Bless you, David. You taught me much.

Thuth








 

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