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David Foster Wallace, Bard Of Clinical Depression
"Depression was part of Wallace's psyche, and so it was part of his job to describe it. He knew that profound isolation is one of its chief tortures. He also saw how natural it was for observers to find the depressive unbearably self-obsessed. Perhaps that's why Wallace worked so hard to make communicable the inchoate fragments he managed to pull out of himself while he was suffering." Los Angeles Review of Books 11/25/12
Posted November 27, 2012 12:48 AM

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