RIP: David Foster Wallace

Literary icon David Foster Wallace was found dead in his home over the weekend. The author was 46. He was best known for his sprawling novel “Infinite Jest” but will always be near and dear to me for “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” and “Consider the Lobster.”? Jesus, I shouldn’t be as sad about this as I am.? Some links: Jay McInerney reviews Infinite Jest (1996), DFW on Charlie Rose (1997), NYT Mag profile (1996), DFW profiles David Lynch in Premiere (1996), DFW on John Updike in the New York Observer (1997), first chapter of A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (1997), interviewed by Gus Van Sant in Dazed & Confused (1998), “Girlfriend Stops Reading David Foster Wallace Breakup Letter At Page 20” in The Onion (2003), “Consider the Lobster” in Gourmet (2004), Where to go after Infinite Jest? in n+1 (2005), Kenyon Commencement Address (2005), profile of John Ziegler in The Atlantic (2005), Profile of Roger Federer in Play (2006), interview with John Krasinksi about Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2008), Michiko Kakutani remembers (2008).? Links rounded up by Rex.

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