Sad times for infinate jest...

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Sad times for infinate jest...

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Sep 15, 2008, 4:56pm

Another death in the literary world: David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), author of Infinite Jest.

Sep 15, 2008, 5:25pm

I've read his essays over the years. My favorite was the one about bathroom sounds. I've meant to read IJ, but I never have, in part due to the certain displacement of other reads that would result. How could I read 100 books a year if I took on that behemoth! Now, I can't read it because I'll look like I'm reading it because he died and I am one of a million others suddenly sending his books to the top of the Amazon lists. Its like naming your child the most popular name. I'm sure Mr. Wallace would identify.

Sep 15, 2008, 5:41pm

I do believe he would identify.

I just feel bad that I spelled Infinite incorrectly in the subject line...