R.I.P. D.F.W.

I was completely stunned by the news that David Foster Wallace had killed himself.  It’s so hard to make sense of any suicide, and especially so when the person is enormously talented, and loved by his family, his readers, his students, and his colleagues.  But neither success nor love can bring peace.  He seems to have been so tormented.  I am just so saddened by his passing.  There are many remembrances being posted all over the place. And Ed Champion has posted many writers’ reactions to the news.