Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Fitting Tribute

[D.F. Wallace] Sure, you can go on and on about how you once interviewed him, and how he was your very favorite author--or how you became so after news of his death alerted you to his existence. But--excluding J. Gadette's succinct and well-placed outburst, which I fully support--all this literary hand-wringing doesn't add up to a hill of beans in this crazy old world.

At last, there's a powerful organization that's doing something about it.

(Brandon Burt)

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad there was mention of it on Saltblog, wish there wasn't need of it. How about something about the writer himself? I am struck as dumb as anyone else. Anyone who wrote a novel as light and simultaneously weighty as Infinite Jest, it's no wonder his work overwhelms, demands to speak for itself. You might say, it's a shame he couldn't just see this life as nothing more than an 'Infinite Jest.' But then again, maybe that's why he did what he did.


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