And I mean that in a gut-wrenching way. I did not need to wake up to this news this morning.
All I can say is that I respected, enjoyed, was awed by his writing style and content, especially the essays. I think “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments” is genius.
I have always joked that no human being has actually read Infinte Jest (it weighs 4 pounds, goes about 1700 pages, 100 page footnotes, etc.). I think it’s about to time to begin…