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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Every Love Is A Ghost Story

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story, D.T. Max's biography of David Foster Wallace, is out next week.
David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his era, a man who not only captivated readers with his prose but also mesmerized them with his brilliant mind. In this, the first biography of the writer, D. T. Max sets out to chart Wallace's tormented, anguished and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest
Via Kottke

1 comment:

Maycee Greene said...

"Every Love Story is a Ghost Story" is loaded with pedantic discussions of modernism and post-modernism and other arcane academic pursuits. What this reader wanted was more flesh and blood living. It reads more like journalism than biography.

As a fan of DFW I appreciate Max's effort to tell his story but suspect a more insightful biography awaits us.

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