August 11: David Foster Wallace

August 11: David Foster Wallace #Quote - "This is Water" | Literary Cobblestones
August 11: David Foster Wallace #Quote – “This is Water” | Literary Cobblestones

Hello cobblers!

Today we celebrate the work of David Foster Wallace. He’s best remembered by his novel Infinite Jest, but I chose to celebrate his work with a quote from his notable commencement speech at Kenyon College in 2005, which was published in book form posthumously in 2009.

To his essay in his own words, check out the original speech in its entirety: “This is Water – Full version -David Foster Wallace Commencement Speech”.

And here is a phenomenal editorial piece on Wallace in Newsweek from earlier this year: “The Turbulent Genius of David Foster Wallace”.

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