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The novelist david foster wallace, who committed suicide at age 46, had a hidden side a new book reveals his secret life as a philosopher. Freedom and the self essays on the philosophy of david foster wallace edited by steven m cahn and maureen eckert columbia university press new york. David foster wallace (1962–2008) was an american author of novels, essays, and short stories, and a professor at pomona college in claremont, california. Jump to content my subreddits announcements art askreddit askscience aww blog.