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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?
David Foster Wallace's death was caused by Suicide.
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Age of death||46 years|
|Birthday||February 21, 1962|
|Death date||September 12, 2008|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies, upped the stakes.David Foster Wallace
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.David Foster Wallace
I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle that brings them the art.David Foster Wallace
Fiction’s about what it is to be a human being.David Foster Wallace
The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, ‘then’ what do we do?David Foster Wallace