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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)
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Infinite Jest 11,841 copies, 228 reviews
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays 3,915 copies, 73 reviews
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 3,222 copies, 51 reviews
The Broom of the System 2,695 copies, 62 reviews
Oblivion 2,305 copies, 34 reviews
The Pale King 2,299 copies, 58 reviews
Girl With Curious Hair 2,044 copies, 27 reviews
Both Flesh and Not: Essays 683 copies, 11 reviews
The Best American Essays 2007 (Editor) 444 copies, 10 reviews
Up, Simba! (Author) 27 copies
The Soul Is Not a Smithy (Author) 11 copies
Antologia de contes. 10 copies, 1 review
Texter 7 copies
Le sujet dépressif 4 copies, 1 review
Good People 3 copies
Blady Król 2 copies
Good Old Neon 2 copies
Sonora Review 12 (Summer 1987) (Fiction Editor) 1 copy
Wittgenstein's Mistress (Afterword, some editions) 1,326 copies, 28 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (Contributor) 734 copies, 10 reviews
The New Kings of Nonfiction (Contributor) 704 copies, 23 reviews
Writer's Thesaurus (Contributor) 503 copies, 10 reviews
Jack (Blurber, some editions) 405 copies, 4 reviews
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (Contributor) 362 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Essays 2005 (Contributor) 319 copies, 1 review
Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology (Contributor) 258 copies, 1 review
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (Contributor) 241 copies, 8 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (Contributor) 203 copies, 3 reviews
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (Contributor) 169 copies, 4 reviews
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (Contributor) 131 copies, 1 review
The Best American Magazine Writing 2006 (Contributor) 65 copies, 1 review
Boston Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 52 copies, 4 reviews
Love Is Strange: Stories of Postmodern Romance (Contributor) 27 copies, 1 review
Dot Dot Dot 18 (Contributor) 14 copies
The Story About the Story Vol. II (Contributor) 10 copies
Conjunctions: 12 (Contributor) 6 copies
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (Contributor) 4 copies
Black Clock 1 (Contributor) 2 copies
The New Yorker, Dec. 14, 2009 (Contributor - Fiction) 1 copy
Sonora Review 13 (Fall 1987) (Contributor) 1 copy
Sonora Review 56 (Contributor) 1 copy

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