June 22, 2012
David Foster Wallace's Infinite Commencement
Jeremy Lott, Patheos
Looking for a gift for a friend, I tripped over a small booklet by novelist David Foster Wallace titled This Is Water.
I’m quite late to the game here. The volume is an only slightly cleaned up transcript of a commencement address Wallace delivered to Kenyon College in 2005 and “went viral” on the Internet long before we had a term for it. Wallace killed himself in 2008 and This Is Water was published posthumously.
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