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Practically Painless English.

David Foster Wallace. Ilustración: Harry Aung/ The Salon

Se celebró el pasado jueves por la noche una reunión en memoria del estupendo David Foster Wallace, quien se suicidó hace unos meses a los 46 años, al que asistieron escritores como Jonathan Frazen. En Paper Cuts comentan la reunión enfatizando en la anécdota de su madre, una profesora que escribió un folleto titulado (hoy irónicamente Practically Painless English) También se comenta el artículo de The Lost Years and Last Days of David Foster Wallace, escrito para la revista "Rolling Stone" por David Lipsky. Lamentablemente, no hay versión on line disponible.

The article details Wallace’s lifelong struggle with depression and in particular his terrible last year, when he tried to go off the antidepressant Nardil, which he had taken for nearly two decades. (He eventually had electroshock therapy.) It makes for profoundly sad, and sometimes uncomfortably intimate, reading. Wallace on his famous bandana: “It makes me feel kind of creepy that people view it as a trademark or something — it’s more a recognition of a weakness, which is that I’m just kind of worried that my head’s going to explode.” Most poignantly ironic detail: Wallace’s mother, a teacher, once wrote a textbook called “Practically Painless English.” Eerily fitting for a writer who once said he wanted to write “stuff about what it feels like to live, instead of being a relief from what it feels like to live.”

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3:26 p.m.

Aquí esta el enlace al extracto de RS del artículo, solo es una parte pero de seguro Google sabe donde esta el resto:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/23638511/the_lost_years__last_days_of_david_foster_wallace    



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