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david foster wallace

September 15, 2008

this morning at 3:45 I was up trying to read. The night was making all those sounds that the night always makes. The cat was interested to see me propped up on the sofa instead of being in bed.

Now it is daylight and I am in my office. I know that I don’t know what DFW felt or what he believed or why he did this. But I imagine that I know how he felt and that he lost the fight against whatever it is that I feel, too. He lost. And that makes the stakes higher somehow, the game that much harder.

I do know it is a lonely business. life. writing. all of it

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  1. B L permalink
    September 30, 2008 9:47 pm

    I agree that there is a lot of lonliness to deal with in life. I think that’s part of why we read and why there is a place for literature as well as commercial fiction.

    Aside from DFW what other writers have inspired you?

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