I revisited recently a volume of essays edited by the late postmodern writer David Foster Wallace. I was living in the Arab Gulf for less than two months when I read about his suicide back in 2008, late summer. The 2007 volume of "Best American Essays" remains current, its essays urgent, and questions raised unanswered.
I wrote this review essay called "Reading Wallace in Qatar
." In the review, published in one of my favorite book review and essay sites (The Millions), I mention my response to the volume and the pathologies it alludes to. I hope you like it.