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Brief Interviews With Hideous Men David Foster Wallace

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men By Wallace David Foster

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace


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* 'A book of formidable creative intelligence, and real moral purpose' OBSERVER

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men Summary

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace

In his startling and singular new short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence. Among the stories are 'The Depressed Person', a dazzling and blackly humorous portrayal of a woman's mental state; 'Adult World', which reveals a woman's agonised consideration of her confusing sexual relationship with her husband; and 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men', a dark, hilarious series of portraits of men whose fear of women renders them grotesque. Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many different guises. Thought-provoking and playful, this collection confirms David Foster Wallace as one of the most imaginative young writers around. Wallace delights in leftfield observation, mining the ironic, the surprising and the illuminating from every situation. His new collection will delight his growing number of fans, and provide a perfect introduction for new readers.

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men Reviews

His skills as a literary innovator are immense...this is an entertaining and dazzlingly innovative work...a dizzying gallop actoss the wild frontier of contemporary fiction. * Daily Telegraph *
Endlessly inventive * Evening Standard *
Exceptionally clever * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY *
As clever and intriguing as Wallace's past work * The Times *
His skills as a literary innovator are immense...this is an entertaining and dazzlingly innovative work...a dizzying gallop actoss the wild frontier of contemporary fiction. * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
Endlessly inventive * EVENING STANDARD *
As clever and intriguing as Wallace's past work...these strong, sad voices ring powerfully clear * The Time *
Wallace's talent is such that you can't help wondering: how good can he get? * Time Out *
Contains longish stretches of genius -- Geoff Nicholson * Independent *

About David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace's fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Playboy, Harper's and Paris Review. He has received the Whiting Award, the Paris Review Prize for humour, the QPB Joe Savago New Voices Award and an O. Henry Award. He died in September 2008.

Additional information

GOR001588225
9780349111889
034911188X
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2001-01-18
288
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