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David Foster Wallace


An excellent but troubled writer, he is most widely known for Infinite Jest (1996) as well as other philosophically organic novels. He dedicated suicide at age forty-six. His debut book, The Broom of the machine, which likened the U.S. to Disneyland, was released when he was simply twenty-four yrs . old. His books are recognized for their long phrases with complicated punctuation, and in addition because of their exploration of the complete of human lifestyle. His dad was for the faculty from the College or university of Illinois and his mom taught British at an Illinois community university. A man of several interests, he had written pieces about golf superstar Roger Federer, in addition to about politician John McCain.

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Full Name David Foster Wallace
Date Of Birth February 21, 1962
Died September 12, 2008, Claremont, California, United States
Place Of Birth Ithaca, NY
Profession Novelist
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1 His novel 'The Pale King' was unfinished at the time of his death.
2 Had been suffering from severe depression for 20 years when he died. His depression got so severe in the last months of his life that he attempted electro shock treatment to help it.
3 In 1997 received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation (the so-called "genius grants").
4 Taught creative writing and English at Pomona College (Claremont, California) from 2002 until his death.



The Rescue 2014/IV Short original story
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men 2009 story collection



Heart of a Dog 2015 Documentary special thanks
UCB Comedy Originals 2014 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode



Charlie Rose 1996-1997 TV Series Himself

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Kulturzeit 2012 TV Series Himself

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