|Born||February 21, 1962, Ithaca, New York, U.S.|
|Died||September 12, 2008, Claremont, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Writer, university professor|
|Alma mater||Amherst College (BA), University of Arizona (MFA)|
|Genre||Literary fiction, non-fiction|
|Literary movement||Postmodern literature, post-postmodernism, Metamodernism, hysterical realism, New Sincerity|
|Notable works||Infinite Jest (1996)|
Brilliant but troubled author who is best known for Infinite Jest (1996) and other philosophically complex novels. At the age of 46, he committed suicide.
When he was only twenty-four years old, he published The Broom of the System, a novel that compared the United States to Disneyland.
His writings are notable for their complicated punctuation and long phrases, as well as his investigation of the entirety of human existence.
His father was a professor at the University of Illinois, while his mother taught English at a community college in Illinois.
He wrote about tennis star Tennis Player Roger Federer as well as politician John McCain, a man with many interests.
Writers from Urbana, Illinois. Sports Writers of Illinois. Suicide by hanging in California. Lecturer at Illinois State University. Emerson College Department. People with mood disorders. Pomona College. The writers committed suicide. Postmodern writers. American male thesis. 21st century essayists
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