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My infinite summer with David Foster Wallace

By Susha  

Tomorrow will mark a small but sad anniversary—one year since the death of the American writer David Foster Wallace. Wallace, who struggled with depression, took his own life at the age of 46. Julian Gough wrote a fine tribute to him in Prospect’s October 2008 issue, which subscribers can read here.

Over the summer, I’ve been engaged in another type of tribute to Wallace—an internet group read of his masterwork, the 1,079-page* novel Infinite Jest. Orchestrated by the writer Matthew Baldwin,…

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