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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?
|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|
For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going.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
This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it.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
Fiction’s about what it is to be a human being.David Foster Wallace