Monday, September 29, 2008
Just a note on that last article I linked to: Julian Gough is saying that David Foster Wallace should have avoided academia for the good of his writing; not for his mental health. Wallace was a long sufferer of clinical depression and it's impossible to know just what, if anything specific, exacerbated that. Gough is not saying that academia killed Wallace, just that it wasn't good for his writing.
Posted by Rufus at 8:43 AM