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David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace
November 16, 2011, 02:14:46 AM
Why did this fucker kill himself? :( rhetorical question, but it seems like depression opened up a world of truth for him. Too bad he chose to leave it.
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4339.David_Foster_Wallace?page=2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5THXa_H_N8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ys3Dd70nXQ&feature=related

Re: David Foster Wallace
November 16, 2011, 10:11:38 AM
The circumstances surrounding his life-long depression and death are fairly well documented, yet to answer your question in another sense, I have no idea. Many intelligent people are put in his position, and it's usually their work that sustains their mental health, but for some reason his did not.

David Foster Wallace was a very talented writer and a probing thinker. I recommend initiates read his "A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again", and "Consider the Lobster", and avoid his more PC mistakes (the commencement address for that university).

http://www.gourmet.com/magazine/2000s/2004/08/consider_the_lobster?currentPage=1

Re: David Foster Wallace
November 17, 2011, 09:04:39 PM
Excellent article on Wallace and psychiatry.
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2009/04/how_dangerous_is_academic_psyc_1.html#more
His life and death fascniates me to no end.

Re: David Foster Wallace
November 19, 2011, 04:54:34 AM
Because liberalism is a delusional philosophy and thus, it causes people to become hopeless and kill themselves.