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Updates 15-9

From Bruce Weber's piece at the New York Times - Books:
His father said Sunday that Mr. Wallace had been taking medication for depression for 20 years and that it had allowed his son to be productive. It was something the writer didn’t discuss, though in interviews he gave a hint of his haunting angst.
 James Wallace said that last year his son had begun suffering side effects from the drugs and, at a doctor’s suggestion, had gone off the medication in June 2007. The depression returned, however, and no other treatment was successful. The elder Wallaces had seen their son in August, he said.

“He was being very heavily medicated,” he said. “He’d been in the hospital a couple of times over the summer and had undergone electro-convulsive therapy. Everything had been tried, and he just couldn’t stand it anymore.”

New pieces since I left this morning, thanks everyone. All posts can be found here: DFW 1962-2008 - Laura Miller
NPR - All things considered
The Huffington Post - Greg Boose
The Guardian - Michael Carlson
Uncomplicatedly - Great post, IJ spoiler warning.
ABC News - In memoriam video
Time - Entertainment - Journalism of DFW
Time - Entertainment - Appreciation
LA Times Idealistis Skeptic
LA Times - Oblivion
LA Times - Infinite Jest
LA Times - Consider the Lobster
LA Times - Life and Works
AP - Authors grieve - Book Blog
New York Times - Books - Breuce Weber (Italian newspaper)
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2008 20:03  

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