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Plain old untrendy troubles and emotions: a speech by David Foster Wallace

14 mins | Aug 28, 2018
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The commencement speech the author gave to a graduating class at Kenyon College, Ohio. The following is a speech given by David Foster Wallace, hailed as one of the most brilliant American writers of his generation. It was published in The Guardian after Wallace’s death in 2008.
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