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David Foster Wallace
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    (February 21, 1962-September 12, 2008)
    Raised in Illinois
    Wrote 'The Broom of the System (1987),' 'Girl with Curious Hair (1990),' 'Signifying Rappers (1990),' 'Infinite Jest (1996),' 'A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (1997),' 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999),' 'Everything and More (2003)' and 'Oblivion (2004)'
    Hung himself at 46 (September 12, 2008)
    He is unkempt.
    He's usually photographed with a bandana on his head.
    He is immodest.
    He refers to himself as 'obscenely well educated.'
    His writing is self-indulgent to the point of being unreadable.
    Many hip literary types praise his most famous novel, 'Infinite Jest,' without having read it themselves.
    The book has 1,088 pages, and more than 350 footnotes.
    He himself called the book 'caviar for the general literary fiction reader.'
    His books get wonderful reviews and win prizes.
    His writing isn't considered as fashionable as it once was.
    He was ridiculed in 'The Onion.'

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