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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.
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Age of death||46 years|
|Birthday||February 21, 1962|
|Death date||September 12, 2008|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
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.David Foster Wallace
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.David Foster Wallace
This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it.David Foster Wallace
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.David Foster Wallace
It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one.David Foster Wallace