Sunday, September 14, 2008

David Foster Wallace, Dead at 46

When I saw Wallace read at the First Parish Church in Cambridge shortly after the publication of Oblivion, he was discussing his plans to marry. He also encouraged me to buy a set of the (unabridged) Oxford English Dictionary. According to the Times obit, he committed suicide.

1 comment:

Joeventures said...

A friend's Facebook status recently said how she was saddened at the loss of DFW.

I thought, "Gee wiz. I didn't think Ike was that destructive. I hardly heard any news about Dallas-Fort Worth."