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David Foster Wallace: The Biography

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Jason Kottke called the recent Rolling Stone profile of David Foster Wallace “as close to a biography of David Foster Wallace as you’ll get,” and I think that’s exactly right.

Since that post nearly two weeks ago, I had a transatlantic flight and the article was not online in full, so I bought the issue of Rolling Stone at the airport. Not only is the article, by David Lipsky, the closest thing to a biography we will get (until we get one), but it’s so thorough that it’s difficult to imagine what additional substance a book-length version of same would provide.

According to Jason, RS just made the full version available online; do yourself a favor and check it out.


Thanks for linking to this article, Martin; I appreciated the chance to read it. A very sad story.

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