David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008



David Foster Wallace, uno de los escritores contemporáneos más brillantes de Estados Unidos muere por mano propia a los 46 años de edad, en 2008, el año de Pañal Adulto Depend, durante el cual tiene lugar su futurista magnum opus, Infinite Jest.

DFW entrevistado en 1996 por Charlie Rose: ¨But it's -- I -- the people who most interest me now are the people -- are people who are older and who have sort of been through a mid-life crisis. They tend to get weird because the normal incentives for getting out of bed don't tend to apply anymore. I have not found any satisfactory new ones, but I'm also not getting ready to, you know, jump off a building or anything."



Reacciones a la muerte de DFW:
(fuente: http://www.thehowlingfantods.com/dfw/dfw-1962-2008.html)

(For the blogosphere response check out technorati)
New York Times - Timothy Williams *
Chicago Tribune - Mark Caro*
Washington City Paper - Jason Cherkis *
Silicon Alley Insider - Peter Kafka
Chud.com - Devin Feraci *
The Huffington Post - John Seery *
SansPoint - Richard J. Anderson *
Shane Richmond *
Omnivoracious - Tom *
Pop Matters - Craig Fehrman * (Interesting screencap)
Buzzfeed - Links
Salon.com - Laura Miller
NPR - All things considered
The Huffington Post - Greg Boose
The Guardian - Michael Carlson
ABC News - In memoriam video
Time - Entertainment - Journalism of DFW
Time - Entertainment - Appreciation
LA Times Idealistis Skeptic
LA Times - Oblivion
LA Times - Infinite Jest
LA Times - Consider the Lobster
LA Times - Life and Works
AP - Authors grieve
Guardian.co.uk - Book Blog
New York Times - Books - Breuce Weber
Reviews from the Couch
Globe and Mail - The web remembers
Globe and Mail - The Shadow of Depression
Globe and Mail - Letters
NPR - Newer Piece
Beliefnet - Idol Chatter
The Independent - Dark Side of David Foster Wallace
New York Times - Opinion
Stephen Schenkenberg - How Wallace made me smile - A great piece.
John Ziegler - The guy DFW wrote HOST about. No comment.
Some audio appreciation from the GLT newsroom - Charlie Schlenker and Charlie Harris
Pomona College In memoriam - Note, Public memorial details at this site soon.
Amherst College - In memorian
Amherst College - Notes and Remembrances (Amherst members only)
n+1 DFW 1962 - 2008



5 Comments:

kumar ineproc said...

Alas, poor DFW! I knew him, Juan: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!

Juan Murillo said...

Where be your gibes now? your
gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?

No habrá tercer novela.

Alexánder Obando said...
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Warren/Literófilo said...

y ahora sus libros se venderás a millares y su figura se hará inmortal...

Escatonauta said...

LO QUE PASA CUANDO UN IGNORANTE SE ENTERA POR SUS AMIGOS DE LA MUERTE DE UN GRANDE:

EULOGY FOR DFW
(after Memito Batelanza)

Alas, poor DFW! I knew him, Juan: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
Where be your gibes now? your
gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?


TEXAN APOCALYPTICA
(by Tacio Medina)

Alas, poor Dallas-Fort Worth! I knew it well; a place of infinite guests, of most excellent fucks: it had borne me on its haunches time after time; and now, how much a whore in my intentions it is. Where be your eyes now? your glamors, your thongs? your batches of “merry men”, that were wont to break the table on an asshole?