In Memoriam.

On Monday, my friend Ben sent me a link to what might possibly be the most annotated and footnoted piece of writing ever penned on lobster.  It also happens to be by the late David Foster Wallace, who died this past Friday at the age of forty-six.  I can’t claim to be overly familiar with Wallace’s work, but I can say that I have depthless respect for those who are able to write both passionately and compassionately, particularly when the topic at hand is the fishing, consumption and debate surrounding seafaring crustaceans.

Wallace wrote the piece, which is entitled “Consider the Lobster,” for Gourmet in August of 2004.  The magazine’s website is also featuring the essay on their home page, in remembrance.


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