Sunday, September 14, 2008

David Foster Wallace furthers another stereotype of writers

Among those of us members of the Writers' Community who graduated this last May, David Foster Wallace was pretty easily the most mocked and mimicked writer. At least a few of us dearly wanted to be him when we grew up.

I just found out that he died this weekend, in an apparent suicide.

I cried when Elliott Smith died, too. I didn't like Elliott Smith as much as I like David Foster Wallace.

2 comments:

Chet Atchison said...

I'm going to have to join the club of aspiring writers who had to shed a tear when I read the article. I have not yet read any of his stuff, but have heard so much that I am very sad to hear of this tragedy.

first Vonnegut and now Wallace. Who's next?

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