Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tributes to David Foster Wallace

My good friend Ginnie, over at the goodreads site, has put together a list of links of tributes to David Foster Wallace. In her words:

McSweeney's has a terrific page of memories and tributes from fellow writers and former students of Wallace's from Pomona College

Here is Time magazine.

Here is the Guardian UK.

Here is DFW's delightful 2006 New York Times piece on Roger Federer,

and also "Host," his fantastic 2005 piece about right-wing hate radio, from the Atlantic.

Here is Wallace interviewed on Charlie Rose from about ten years ago.
rose interview

And here is a huge obit roundup on the DFW fan site, Howling Fantods.

DFW's 2005 commencement address at Ohio's Kenyon College is being re-posted everywhere, and is just terrifically worthy of your time, if you're so inclined.
commencement address

Finally, Harper's magazine has graciously posted every DFW piece they ever ran, in PDF, including the famed "Shipping Out."

Reading it again now, the reality seems even truer, even more heartbreaking, than ever. The world of words just won't be the same without him.

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