Dead at 46.
To say that David Foster Wallace has had a profound influence on my life, the way I think, and the way in which I perceive the world, is an understatement.
I never made an effort to contact him, in fact, I actively avoided it. This seemed to be the right thing to do in the light of all I knew about David Foster Wallace. I don't know where I am going with this.
Condolences to his family and friends.
Responses from around the web:
(New additions at the bottom of the list - the first few links were as I found out. Mostly repetition. I'm trying to choose a bit more wisely now - if you find a good link let me know
. Links marked * are particularly worthy of your time.)
(For the blogosphere response check out technorati
From the NYT article above:
Michael Pietsch, who edited “Infinite Jest,” said Saturday night that the literary world had lost one of its great talents.
“He had a mind that was constantly working on more cylinders than most people, but he was amazingly gentle and kind,” Mr. Pietsch said. “He was a writer who other writers looked to with awe.”
You can find newer links HERE
at a permant page on the fantods.