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Incarnations of Burned Children

Esquire.com has made DFW's short story Incarnations of Burned Children available online. This is one of my fave DFW shorts, and since becoming a father it has become exponentially more difficult for me to re-read it. I guess that's a 'tread carefully' warning for any parents about to read this one for the first time.
 
In the days after learning of DFW's death it was this story (along with Forever Overhead) that I read with a couple of my senior high school classes; equal parts remembrance, celebration, and mourning.
 
(via Unlikely Words; see also Jason's link-worthy, write-up /warning at kottke.org)
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Last Updated on Saturday, 16 May 2009 12:24  

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