This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
(David Foster Wallace's Kenyon Commencement Address)
14th April 2009
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A couple of versions of the speech:
16/3/09 - Look what arrived...
[Most pages look like this. Not much text, yet effectively paced.]
I like it. It is pretty much as I expected. Text only, mostly a paragraph, or a line, per page. Carefully paginated for emphasis and nicely paced. And you know, it just works.
I've read it three times already. I can see myself picking it up from time to time for a quick read. I actually think it would make a fine gift.
Unsurpisingly, it is somewhat edited and cleaned up from the original speech and is slightly expanded (more like the speech itself) compared to the Wall Street Journal version. This isn't a bad thing.