Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Big Loss

Breaking news that's just awful: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that writer David Foster Wallace committed suicide on Friday night.

Wallace was only 46, and this will leave a lot of great things unwritten. I won't attempt to be the first online to post extended thoughts about him. I became a big fan of his at a pretty early phase of his career, and honestly I feel a bit sick. Next week will bring a lengthier, more composed tribute.


Blogger Barbara Carlson said...

Today I have to imagine that David and Spalding are free of pain
and full of life, on their terms, somewhere amusingly absurd.

I wonder if they will get along?

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor us.
Our world is a lot smaller and much duller now with him not in it.
godspeed David -- you will be missed.

10:37 AM  

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