David Foster Wallace, Postmodern Writer, Is Found Dead

David Foster Wallace, Postmodern Writer, Is Found Dead – NYTimes.com:

David Foster Wallace, whose darkly ironic novels, essays and short stories garnered him a large following and made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, was found dead in his California home on Friday, after apparently committing suicide, the authorities said.

Today’s New York Times book section includes “An Appraisal:
Writer Mapped the Mythic and the Mundane
” by book critic Michiko Kakutani.

For a brief definition of postmodernism, click here.