Courtesy of Davidfosterwallace.com
Infinite Jest, committed suicide at his home in Claremont, Calif. on Sept. 12. He was 46.
David Foster Wallace, author of
David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest, committed suicide at his home in Claremont, Calif. on Sept. 12. He was 46. Courtesy of Davidfosterwallace.com
David Foster Wallace, the author of Infinite Jest, committed suicide on Friday, Sept. 12 at the age of 46. Foster Wallace was known as an explosive writer who cast his work with dark irony in subjects ranging from tennis to politics to mathematics to popular culture.
The 1997 MacCarther Genius Grant recipient had recently turned his attention toward teaching as a tenured professor at Pomona College in Southern California.
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