David Foster Wallace…

…has left Ennet House.

While other people were this morning mourning what their greed has bought them with the collapse of another free-market institution, there were others who were aggrieved to learn of the loss of a genuine American institution, the writer David Foster Wallace.

Wallace hanged himself. He was aged only 46.

Jacket image of 'Infinite Jest' and author photo (uncredited)

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