David Foster Wallace

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    The photo was taken at a reading for Booksmith at All Saints Church in 2006

    www.thehowlingfantods.com/dfw.htm

    a collection of reactions

    www.thehowlingfantods.com/dfw/dfw-1962-2008.html

    There is also a lot of discussion on the wallace-l email list (I've been
    a member for years)

    www.waste.org/mail/?list=wallace-l

    Ed wrote about the reading

    www.edrants.com/operation-dfw/

    One of the pieces he read was for Rolling Stone about September 11th.

    He died on September 12th, 2008

    The 9-11 piece doesn't seem to be online, but his profile of the 2000 version of John McCain is (an uncut version is available as a short book)

    www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/18420304/the_weasel_t...

    He reads a 20 minute except about 10 minutes in to the Character Assasination episode
    of this American Life (which sadly describes the current campaign except McCain has become Bush)

    thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=160

    He also talks about politics and McCain in the Believer interview with Dave Eggers

    www.believermag.com/issues/200311/?read=interview_wallace

    and the end of this intro essay is very political

    www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/titledetail.cfm?text...

    it mentions this Mark Danner piece

    www.markdanner.com/articles/show/iraq_the_war_of_the_imag...

    and this EO Wilson letter

    sexandreligionnews.blogspot.com/2006/08/apocalypse-now.html

    and this brief excerpt on voting

    zakstar.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/qod-david-foster-wallace/

    Host on Talk Radio from the Atlantic

    www.theatlantic.com/doc/200504/wallace

    And his profile of Robert Federer

    www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer....

    Good People, a short story

    www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2007/02/05/070205fi_fi...

    a few interviews

    www.salon.com/09/features/wallace1.html

    www.believermag.com/issues/200311/?read=interview_wallace

    www.theconnection.org/shows/2004/06/20040625_b_main.asp

    www.charlierose.com/guests/david-wallace

    www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2003/10/26/appro...

    www.stim.com/Stim-x/0596May/Verbal/dfwtalk.html

    search.twitter.com/search?q=David+Foster+Wallace

    search.twitter.com/search?q=DFW (though some will be about the airport).

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    1. t_calloni 66 months ago | reply

      Thank you, David. Rest in Peace.

    2. Mitch Roth 22 months ago | reply

      Great photo Steve. Thank you for sharing it.

      I've included DFW's address on my page of Pillar Ideas, as I think his address to Kenyon College in 2005 entitled "This is Water" is brilliant and needs to be shared. I linked the photo back to here.

      Thanks again for sharing your photo and placing it in the Commons!
      Mitch

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