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'Plain old untrendy troubles and emotions'

David Foster Wallace, who died last week, was the most brilliant American writer of his generation. In a speech, published here for the first time, he reflects on the difficulties of daily life and 'making it to 30, or maybe 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head'

David Foster Wallace

The Guardian, Saturday 20 September 2008

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/sep/20/fiction