How Did David Foster Wallace Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

David Foster Wallace death

Novelist David Foster Wallace passed away at age 46, not too shabby.

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?

Suicide caused David Foster Wallace's death in 2008.

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

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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.

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

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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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Fiction’s about what it is to be a human being.

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