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Monday, May 6, 2013

Maggie Nelson Calls Karen Green's First Book "An Astonishment"

Posted by on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Karen Green was married to David Foster Wallace, and she's the one who discovered his body after he committed suicide. As Nelson writes in the Los Angeles Review of Books:

The tender things may be painful for Green to remember; due to her crystalline, sincere rendering, they are also painful to read about. Perhaps because this is not the memoir of a couple married for decades — Green and Wallace had been married for but four years at the time of his death — the love here conveyed feels hot, blooming, then disastrously cut short, tragically adumbrated by all the trauma and anger that constitute suicide’s ugly gifts.

 

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