Many have blogged about the incredibly sad suicide of David Foster Wallace. I didn’t know what to say at first because it is only through his death that I have come to him and his obviously amazing work. I found the nature of this encounter sad and strange. But I have learnt a lot over the past week. Still – others have said it better and said it before me. Here is a small array of links to pieces by and about him which I found interesting, enlightening, beautiful, often depressing, and all necessary:
Video – interview on the Charlie Rose show (via The Elegant Variation)
I know this looks long but it is so worth watching. Just pause the video and let it go until about a third of the way through for the DFW interview. Watch it all the way to the end. His self-awareness, intelligence and articulation are so charming. I love hearing him talk about his love of film and David Lynch in particular…
Feel free to add your own in the comments.