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Old 09-14-2008, 01:03 AM
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RIP - David Foster Wallce
Dead at the age of 46.

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Old 09-14-2008, 12:37 PM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
Sad. I love Infinite Jest.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:29 PM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
what a fucking shame! dfw was a brilliant writer, a brilliant speaker, and a brilliant teacher.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:21 AM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
I know it's really none of our business, but I'm aching to discover what lead to this.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:34 AM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
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Originally Posted by jOHN rODRIGUEZ View Post
I know it's really none of our business, but I'm aching to discover what lead to this.
I've been wondering this myself since I heard the news and wondered if there might have been any sort of note or letter left behind.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:24 AM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
im going with the angle of too smart for his own good. you know, the borderline manic-depressive type that can go along with being brilliant. I've seen him speak and he certainly didn't seem easy-going and carefree.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:25 PM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
The onion posted the following link today in response to DFW's passing.

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potatobroth, a co-worker and I were thinking something similar in regards to him taking his life, ie. too smart for his own good.

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Old 09-19-2008, 01:37 PM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
WOW, and that's just three opinions we now know about.

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then you
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:00 AM
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Re: RIP - David Foster Wallce
It looks like clinical depression was one of the primary catalysts in the suicide of David Foster Wallace according to the following piece published by Salon. There are quite a few details about the remaining weeks of his life and quotes from his mother, father, and sister.

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