David Foster Wallace

All That was posthumoursly published by the New Yorker in 2009. It reflects on the ironies of childhood belief and understanding with typically brilliant humour, honesty and intelligence.

This is labelled as fiction with all the high definition of non-fiction. My sense is that it could be at least a blend. David Foster Wallace was profilic and acclaimed in both genres. His opus Infinite Jest was listed in Time’s All Time 100 Novels and leads a host of short story and essay collections.

The title essay to A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again is often sighted as one of the funniest pieces of writing of all time.

In 2008, he died aged 46.

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