Enough of Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace was called one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last 20 years.
The comedy was of a brain so big, careful and kind it keeps tripping over its own lumps.
(Here’s a great mock one-liner from his novel Magazine, where people would brag about running into him in the hallways.
He suffered and fought a major depressive disorder for more than 20 years. He had a special connection with dogs and even spoken of opening a shelter for stray dogs.
In March 2010, the University of Texas at Austin purchased Wallace’s drafts of books, stories, essays, poems, letters, and research, including the handwritten notes for Infinite Jest.