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Author Event: D. T. MAX, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story
09/21/2012 7:30 pm
D. T. Max, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (Viking)
David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of
his era, a man who not only captivated readers with his prose but also
mesmerized them with his brilliant mind. In this, the first biography of
the writer, D. T. Max sets out to chart Wallace’s tormented, anguished
and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off
depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest.
Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008,
Wallace has become more than the quintessential writer for his time—he
has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age. In
the end, as Max shows us, what is most interesting about Wallace is not
just what he wrote but how he taught us all to live. Written with the
cooperation of Wallace’s family and friends and with access to hundreds
of his unpublished works, this portrait of an extraordinarily gifted
writer is as fresh as news, as intimate as a love note, as painful as a