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Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York on February 21, 1962. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel The Broom of the System (1987). Wallace published his second novel Infinite Jest (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was Girl with Curious Hair (1989). He also published a nonfiction work titled Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present. He committed suicide on September 12, 2008 at the age of 46 after suffering with bouts of depression for 20 years. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Infinite Jest… (more)
Infinite Jest 12,851 copies, 241 reviews
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays 4,197 copies, 77 reviews
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 3,422 copies, 55 reviews
The Broom of the System 2,861 copies, 62 reviews
The Pale King 2,538 copies, 66 reviews
Oblivion 2,440 copies, 36 reviews
Girl With Curious Hair 2,199 copies, 30 reviews
Both Flesh and Not: Essays 747 copies, 13 reviews
The Best American Essays 2007 (Editor) 467 copies, 11 reviews
Signifying Rappers 232 copies, 7 reviews
The David Foster Wallace Reader 215 copies, 1 review
Federer as Religious Experience 38 copies, 2 reviews
Up, Simba! (Author) 32 copies
On Tennis: Five Essays 26 copies, 2 reviews
Antologia de contes. 13 copies, 1 review
The Soul Is Not a Smithy (Author) 10 copies
Texter 7 copies
Good Old Neon 5 copies, 1 review
Le sujet dépressif 4 copies, 1 review
Good People 3 copies
Sonora Review 12 (Summer 1987) (Fiction Editor) 1 copy
Wittgenstein's Mistress (Afterword, some editions) 1,458 copies, 31 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (Contributor) 751 copies, 10 reviews
The New Kings of Nonfiction (Contributor) 726 copies, 23 reviews
Writer's Thesaurus (Contributor) 547 copies, 10 reviews
Jack (Blurber, some editions) 422 copies, 4 reviews
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (Contributor) 388 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Essays 2005 (Contributor) 335 copies, 1 review
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (Contributor) 273 copies, 1 review
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (Contributor) 257 copies, 8 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (Contributor) 216 copies, 3 reviews
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (Contributor) 183 copies, 4 reviews
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (Contributor) 136 copies, 1 review
Burned Children of America (Contributor) 117 copies, 1 review
McSweeney's Issue 1: Gegenshein (Contributor) 66 copies, 1 review
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Boston Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 61 copies, 4 reviews
Love Is Strange: Stories of Postmodern Romance (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
Dot Dot Dot 18 (Contributor) 14 copies
The Story About the Story Vol. II (Contributor) 10 copies
Conjunctions: 12 (Contributor) 9 copies
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Black Clock 1 (Contributor) 2 copies
Sonora Review 13 (Fall 1987) (Contributor) 1 copy
Sonora Review 56 (Contributor) 1 copy
The New Yorker, Dec. 14, 2009 (Contributor - Fiction) 1 copy

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