I am speechless and beyond saddened at the news that author David Foster Wallace took his own life today. He was someone I admired and regarded as both highly intelligent and blessed with a great sense of humor. His stories are often marvelous. Please read them.
Meanwhile, I can't write much about him at the moment, but John Seery - who knew him personally - does a fine job in his own remembrance:
Update: Read Wallace's timely-again piece on John McCain, from Rolling Stone, April 2000:
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