- Don't know about
- Have heard the name and the works but never sampled them.
This is a list which I think would be aggregating from now on to index my ignorance. Today's list
- David Foster Wallace - Suicide death on Sep 12, 2008, apparently very famous for Infinite Jest. A remembrance posted on Slate can be found here. Target #1
- James Joyce - I know about Ulysses, never read it, but now in Marshall McLuhan's book "Understanding media" I keep coming back to Finnegan's Wake. Target #2
May God grant me the humility to understand that I cannot read all such great people in my finite life. Let me know if you people know about them.
Update 1 - David Wallace's short story "Incarnations of burned children" can be found here