David Foster Wallace’s ‘This is Water’ Speech in Short Film

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By Maryann Yin Comment

The Glossary has created a short film incorporating an abridged version of David Foster Wallace‘s “This is Water” commencement speech.

We’ve embedded the project above–what do you think? Follow this link┬áto listen to the address in its entirety.

Wallace originally delivered this speech in 2005 during Kenyon College’s graduation ceremony. Little, Brown and Company reprinted it in a 2009 book entitled This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life.

If you are looking for more wisdom from the late novelist, another David Foster Wallace-inspired short film project surfaced recently.

Blank on Blank, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization, developed an animation featuring his 1996 interview with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. Click on this link to watch “David Foster Wallace on Ambition.”

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