I'm going to spend some time reading select pieces of his work
and thinking about his wonderful contributions to fiction and journalism. Over at Infinite Summer
last week I wrote that Wallace's writing, particularly Infinite Jest, changed my life.
David Wallace was a generous and caring man with a magnificent talent for observing the world and writing about it. I didn't know him. I still miss him.
To this site's readers - Thanks for the continued support, The Pale King
is on the horizon.
To everyone at wallace-l - Thank you.
To David Wallace's family and friends - My thoughts and best wishes to you all.
And that's where I am going to leave things today. I've been hunting for an appropriate quote for three days now and I'm still undecided. Maybe I'll post one later today. Three months ago I had big plans for this post, but I've realised that Wallace deserves much more than being remembered for his death. Mourning can be a long process, I hope you're all travelling well.
At the fringes of reportage about Wallace's death (and nearer the centre of some amazing pieces
) was the role depression played in his life. Beyond Blue
is an Australian organisation for raising awareness about depression. I am not associated with them, but I have used their resources in my work as a teacher. I encourage you to visit their site.