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NYT - Searching the Ashes of an Exploded Life

In the New York Times Books article, Searching the Ashes of an Exploded Life, Michiko Kakutani reviews D.T. Max's biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace:

What Mr. Max’s book does do — and does powerfully — is provide an emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man: conflicted, self-conscious and deeply thoughtful, like so many of his characters a seeker after an understanding of his own place in the world and a Melvillian “isolato,” yearning for connection yet stymied by the whirring of his own brain and the discontinuities of an America reeling from information overload.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 August 2012 00:45  

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