Sunday, September 14, 2008

Damnit of the week

David Foster Wallace is gone. If you knew who he was, you know why this is important and a terrible loss.

If you don't know why, read The Broom of the System, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and above all, Infinite Jest. Woodrow, that book is in that box I manage to keep never sending you. Maybe now I will get off my butt and get to it.

Also, head over to Joel's and congratulate him on becoming a grandfather.

But Dave is gone and I am ___________. (Unhappy about it).

Everybody say a prayer or whatever you do. For the baby, but also the lost one. He was the real thing.


P said...

God, I know. So tragic - what a loss.

Kate P said...

I knew the name but hadn't read his work. Very sad to hear.

But great news about Joel and the new grandbaby--thanks for the update. :)

LizB said...

What a loss to the literary, intellectual world. I don't understand it.

Annie said...

How sad, why would he do such a thing? We never know what goes on in people's hearts. Such a huge loss.

Maggie said...

I'm still in shock, still lacking the eloquence to express my pain and emptiness in any meaningful way. I can't begin to tell you how often I think of his words, they pop into my head in the middle of countless daily acts, because he was a documentarian of how we live now.

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