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the Talking Can
09-13-2008, 09:16 PM
Terrible. My favorite fiction writer. Infinite Jest is an insane epic on par with Gravity's Rainbow.


Writer David Foster Wallace found dead (http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-me-wallace14-2008sep14,0,6215648.story)
Marion Ettlinger
David Foster Wallace was found dead last night at his home in Claremont. He was 46.
Claremont police say the novelist and humorist who wrote 'Infinite Jest,' hanged himself Friday night. He was 46.
By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
5:31 PM PDT, September 13, 2008
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David Foster Wallace, the novelist, essayist and humorist best known for his 1996 tome "Infinite Jest," was found dead last night at his home in Claremont, according to the Claremont Police Department. He was 46.

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

Wallace won a cult following for his dark humor and ironic wit, which was on display in such books as "Girl with Curious Hair" and "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men." In 1997, he received a MacArthur "genius" grant.

Born in Ithaca, New York, Wallace was teaching writing at Pomona College.