In Memoriam

David Foster Wallace, A Great American Novelist, Dead at 46

By posted at 7:18 am on September 14, 2008 2

The New York Times is reporting that David Foster Wallace died Friday at his California home. In lieu of more coherent reflections – at least for the time being – we at The Millions would like to salute a novelist whose achievements will stand in the company of American giants, and whose best work should have been ahead of him.

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2 Responses to “David Foster Wallace, A Great American Novelist, Dead at 46”

  1. Pendergast
    at 10:31 am on September 14, 2008

    A sad, sad day for lovers of great fiction and great journalism. You have to wonder what might have been.

  2. kathleenmaher
    at 1:19 pm on September 14, 2008

    One, among many other, reasons I so love David Foster Wallace's writing is that in his prose I always imagined kindness ,humor and affection that all easily matched his profound intelligence and unparalleled voice.
    A sad day indeed.

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