The Illness and Talent of David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace was born on February 21, 1961, in a family of teachers. In both school and university, Wallace was an absolute honors pupil, was fond of tennis (the bandana that became the brand name of the writer is its consequence) and the philosophy of Wittgenstein. He was not even interested in literature and never read books, until one day he read “The Crying of Lot 49”. The book so impressed him that he remade his thesis work on modal logic into the novel. The debut was called “Broom System” and in 1987 came out in a fairly large... Read more