Idol Chatter

david_foster_wallace.jpgThough my fellow blogger Patton Dodd already so beautifully eulogized writer David Foster Wallace’s early death, and Paul O’Donnell pointed readers to a wonderful piece called “Roger Federer as Religious Experience” reprinted by The New York Times last week in Wallace’s honor, I can’t help but devout one more small moment on Idol Chatter to this strange, quirky, postmodern philosopher-writer.
This Sunday’s New York Times has a rather wonderful ode to Wallace’s life and work–yet another beautiful eulogy not to be missed–this time by A.O. Scott. Scott’s eulogy is called “The Best Mind of His Generation” and gives just a glimpse, but a thought-provoking one, into why the loss of David Foster Wallace will be mourned by readers and writers of all ages.

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