Bibliophiles around the globe are mourning the untimely death of author David Foster Wallace, who hanged himself Friday.

Most know Wallace from his best-selling books, including the influential Infinite Jest, but he was a pretty darned good food writer, too, producing some remarkably lusty prose when writing about comestibles. In memoriam, here’s the text of his “Consider the Lobster” from Gourmet, a meandering, hilariously footnoted 2004 meditation on the crustacean.

May there be lobsters in heaven for you, David Foster Wallace.

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