Thursday, May 16, 2013

"This Is Water" by David Foster Wallace

This is David Foster Wallace's address to Kenyon College graduates in 2005 in its famous shortened and enhanced 9'23" version (Update 6/25/13: The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust has asked that the YouTube version embedded here be taken down, but it's still up as of this date at this Adweek site: 10/21/13: Another version was embedded here[temporarily?])(Update 5/7/14: Another version from Vimeo embedded here):

This is Water from Patrick Buckley on Vimeo.

And here's the full 22-minute speech without the video and sound-effect and musical enhancements (distractions?):

Congratulations to anyone who's graduating from anything this Spring.

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