David Foster Wallace Death Facts: Age, Cause of Death, Birthday, Date of Death Tragedy!

David Foster Wallace died at age 46, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding Novelist David Foster Wallace's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Brilliant but troubled author who is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. He committed suicide at the age of forty-six.

His father was on the faculty of the University of Illinois and his mother taught English at an Illinois community college.

How did David Foster Wallace die?

David Foster Wallace's death was caused by Suicide.

Information about the death of David Foster Wallace
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death46 years
ProfessionNovelist
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1962
Death dateSeptember 12, 2008
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

We’re not keen on the idea of the story sharing its valence with the reader. But the reader’s own life ‘outside’ the story changes the story.

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The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.

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This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it.

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I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers, this desperate desire to please coupled with a kind of hostility to the reader.

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It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one.

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