David Foster Wallace – biografie
The Daily Beast brengt een voorpublicatie uit de biografie van David Foster Wallace. Het fragment beschrijft hoe DFW zich opwarmde voor het schrijven van zijn meesterwerk: “Infinite Jest”:
“In 1990, David Foster Wallace, only 28, had already lived a chaotic life: he’d been a literary star, a teacher, and a depressive, had attempted to take his own life and then found his way into drug and alcohol rehab. After a month in a facility, he had entered a halfway house in Brighton, Mass. His collapse had taught him that the things that had once mattered most to him—cleverness, facility, pyrotechnics—were no longer enough to sustain him. But if he wasn’t supposed to light up the page with his brilliance, how was he supposed to write?”
D.T. Max, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story – lees een fragment in The Daily Beast.