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NewChief
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:
http://www.gourmet.com/magazine/2000s/2004/08/consider_the_lobster?printable=true

Don't shy from the footnotes.

nychief
09-15-2008, 12:22 PM
what a loss.

NewChief
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:
http://www.marginalia.org/dfw_kenyon_commencement.html

Evidently he wasn't able to keep his own head above water.

Reaper16
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. :(

NewChief
09-15-2008, 08:50 PM
Good, long video of a few readings and interviews with DFW.

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