Saturday, September 13, 2008

Faculty Retirement: RIP DFW

-According to The LA Times, novelist, essayist, and philosopher David Foster Wallace was found dead of an apparent suicide Friday night. Wallace published several novels, along with musings on everything from porn to infinity, and was considered by many to be the best writer in America. He was 46.
-A film version of DFW's collection of short stories, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, was adapted by The Office's John Krasinski, and features the likes of Lou Pucci, and Death Cab's Ben Gibbard. The film is currently in post-production.
-DFW is not to be confused with fellow philosopher DPW, who is very much alive as far as we know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

DFW brilliantly documented the 2000 McCain campaign in "McCain's Promise: Aboard the Straight Talk Express With John McCain and a Whole Bunch of Actual Reporters, Thinking About Hope." Coincidentally or not, he dies as the McCain campaign has so utterly departed from the its old allegedly straight-talking path.