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David Foster Wallace

David Foster WallaceBorn: 21-Feb-1962
Birthplace: Ithaca, NY
Died: 12-Sep-2008
Location of death: Claremont, CA
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Essayist
Party Affiliation: Independent

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Infinite Jest

Father: James Donald Wallace
Mother: Sally Foster Wallace
Sister: Amy (attorney)
Wife: Karen Green (until his death)
Girlfriend: Mary Karr

    High School: University High School, Urbana, IL
    University: BA Philosophy, Amherst College (1985)
    University: MFA Creative Writing, University of Arizona (1987)
    University: Harvard University
    Professor: Illinois State University
    Professor: English, Pomona College (2002-08)

    Lotus Development security guard
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    MacArthur Fellowship
    Suicide Attempt
    unknown detox facility Granada House, Brighton, MA (Nov-1989)
    Nervous Breakdown Nov-1991
    Shock Treatment
    Risk Factors: Depression, Alcoholism, Marijuana, Former Smoker

Author of books:
The Broom of the System (1987, novel)
Girl with Curious Hair (1989, short stories)
Infinite Jest (1996, novel)
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (1997, essays)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999, short stories)
Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (2003, nonfiction)
Oblivion (2004, short stories)
Consider the Lobster (2005, essays)
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life (2009, nonfiction)
Both Flesh and Not (2012, essays)


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