David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008 – Extraordinary Author, Victim of Severe Depression
The New York Times’ article notes, “A prose magician, Mr. Wallace was capable of writing — in his fiction and nonfiction — about subjects from tennis to politics to lobsters, from the horrors of drug withdrawal to the small terrors of life aboard a luxury cruise ship, with humor and fervor and verve.” “He could map the infinite and infinitesimal, the mythic and mundane.” Today’s New York Times’obituary adds that “Mr. Wallace was a maximalist, exhibiting in his work a huge, even manic curiosity — about the physical world, about the much larger universe of human feelings and about the complexity of living in America at the end of the 20th century.”
Bernardsville Public Library has several collections of his writing available including Oblivion: Stories as well as Consider the Lobster, and Other Essays. Perhaps these books might interest you.
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