View Full Version : Books RIP David Foster Wallace
09-15-2008, 12:21 PM
Okay, so I'm a couple of days late, but I thought I'd post about this anyway. I know that not many of the Planet are really fans of his, but there are a few. It's a shame to lose such a great mind and talent.
For anyone who wants to sample some of his writing:
Don't shy from the footnotes.
09-15-2008, 12:22 PM
what a loss.
09-15-2008, 12:36 PM
This speech to Kenyon Graduates is also well worth reading, though it's also somewhat ironic considering his own suicide:
Evidently he wasn't able to keep his own head above water.
09-15-2008, 03:05 PM
What? I didn't even know about this. Crazy. Wow.
Definitely don't skip the footnotes for his work, either.
Reginald Shepard, a prolific American contemporary poet, passed away at an early age last week, too; he died from cancer. What a tough week for the literary community. :(
09-15-2008, 08:50 PM
Good, long video of a few readings and interviews with DFW.
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