September 13, 2008

Sadness

David Foster Wallace hung himself on Friday. He is far and above the most discussed author in my household, as I am still trying to work my way through his 1000 page tome, Infinite Jest. It's Hillary's favorite book and even though I've yet to complete it, it's obviously an amazing feat of art. He had a brilliant and unique mind and the world is worse without him in it. Sadness.  

9/16/08 UPDATE - Appropriately  McSweeney's has a fantastic tribute to DFW. Some really lovely things have been posted. The masthead that always ends the phrase "Timothy McSweeney is..." with something quirky and usually hilarious now reads "Timothy McSweeney is Devastated and Lost." I got teary.

1 comment:

matt said...

motherfucker.