Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Someone Made David Foster Wallace's "This Is Water" Speech Into a Short Film

Posted By on Wed, May 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM

University of Arizona alumnus and heralded as the "Voice of a Generation" by far too many people to count, David Foster Wallace was one hell of a writer — to put it mildly.

And while he's well known for his massive fiction pieces, such as the posthumously-released The Pale King, or the massive, weighty tome Infinite Jest, I'm personally quite the fan of his non-fiction—his essays, his journalistic assignments, and the commencement speech he gave to the 2008 graduating class of Kenyon College, "This Is Water."

This year, in time for 2013 graduation ceremonies, The Glossary put together a video from an abridged version of Wallace's speech that's fairly damn great. Check it out below.

THIS IS WATER - By David Foster Wallace from The Glossary on Vimeo.

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