Blue Plate Special: David Foster Wallace 1962-2008

David Foster Wallace
– Departed –

The cult following widens and deepens.

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  1. says

    Jen, I am discovering Wallace through your blog…thanks for sharing about this. I read quite a bit, but there is only so much time. This is incredibly sad. I remember when Cobain died and the impact it had on me. It’s like a light going out suddenly and plunging a corner of the hallway into darkness. By the way, I think you will love Jack Johnson!

  2. says

    Man. I am so bummed.

    Wallace was not only one of the great GenX writers, but a great American writer. Period. And only 46. Who knows what literary feats he would have accomplished?

    You know, for me, it’s like when Kurt Cobain died. I was just so stunned b/c I figured, you know, I’d be enjoying his music for years and years to come.

    DFW is one of those authors that I’m always doing regular amazon and google searches on, just to see what he’s up to, if he has anything new coming out.

    I’m no a mission now to finally read his massive novel, Infite Jest. I am about 20 pages into now.

    Ugh. I feel soul sick.

  3. says

    He contributed to the arts. Big time. Hope that his family will pull through and that his works will inspire a younger generation to use his influence and surpass his brilliance.

  4. Natasha says

    I was deeply saddened by this … I need to read all his works. Just such a loss for his wife and the world at large who will miss out on all he still had to share …thanks for linking to this article