Monday, September 29, 2008

The Final Days of David Foster Wallace

Salon posted a nice article about the final days of DFW. It elaborates a little more on just how depressed he was his final year, and speculates that he may not have actually wrote anything in a year.

It also says for the first time anywhere who his wife was, which I've been wondering since I first heard the news of his death (I didn't even know he was married); she is an artist and owns her own studio not far from where Wallace taught called Beautiful Crap.

It definitely put a more human side to the man so many of us felt was immortal; it's easy to get caught up in an authors work and build them up to be almost a work of fiction.

Also, the public memorial service that was being planned at Pomona has now been moved to New York...the date has not been set.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The sad part is a lot of times no one knows some one is going through so much pain until they . . . you know.

God rest his soul.