#2768 Overall Influence

David Foster Wallace

American fiction writer and essayist


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David Foster Wallace was an American author of novels, short stories and essays, and a university professor of English and creative writing. Wallace is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which Time magazine cited as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. His posthumous novel, The Pale King , was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2012.

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Pomona College

Private liberal arts college in Claremont, California, United States

Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Illinois State University

Public university in Normal, Illinois

Emerson College

Private coeducational university located in Boston, Massachusetts

University of Arizona

Public university in Tucson, Arizona, United States

Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#458 World Rank