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Wallace was the son of a philosophy professor and an English teacher. He received a B. He received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship grant in Wallace became best known for his second novel, Infinite Jesta massive, multilayered novel that he wrote over the course of four years.
In it appear a sweeping cast of postmodern characters that range from recovering alcoholics and foreign statesmen to residents of a halfway house and high-school tennis stars.
Presenting a futuristic vision of a world in which advertising has become omnipresent and the populace is addicted to consumerismInfinite Jest takes place during calendar years that have been named by companies that purchased the rights to promote their products.
He was also an acclaimed nonfiction writer, using his signature digressive, footnote-heavy prose to produce elaborate essays on such seemingly uncomplicated subjects as the Illinois state fair, talk radio, and luxury cruises.
A Compact History of Infinity is a survey of the mathematical concept of infinity. He also wrote, with Mark Costello, Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present ; 2nd ed. Wallace had suffered from depression since his early 20s, and, after numerous failed attempts to find an efficacious drug regimenhe took his own life.
A third collection of his nonfiction writing, Both Flesh and Notwas also published posthumously.Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - . David Foster Wallace was a maximalist.
His masterpiece, Infinite Jest, is a 1,page, polyphonic epic about addiction and obsession in . David Foster Wallace in New York. Photo: Janette Beckman/Redferns/Getty Images The Wallace estate (he is survived by his widow, the painter Karen Green, and his sister, Amy Wallace-Havens) has.
David Foster Wallace (–) was an American author of novels, essays, and short stories, and a professor at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and Pomona College in Claremont, California. Men Recommend David Foster Wallace to Me Late to the Party: Reading ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ for the first time Editor’s Note: Late to the Party is a new Electric Literature series where we ask writers to read an author that, for some reason, they’ve never read.
Yesterday, of course, marked the 13th anniversary of the horrible attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Today marks the 6th anniversary of David Foster Wallace’s death by suicide.