Sam Leith

Bandanna on the Run

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

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David Foster Wallace hanged himself in the autumn of 2008, leaving a dense, agonised, brilliant and moving body of work. What was already a more than usually cultish following for a living American writer entered, as the publication puff for this biography vulgarly boasts, the territory of a Kurt Cobain or a James Dean.

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