Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

WW Norton | February 6, 1996 | Trade Paperback

Girl With Curious Hair is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
is replete with David Foster Wallace''s remarkable and unsettling reimaginations of reality. From the eerily "real," almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and overtelevised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, where terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, the familiar strange.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 376 pages, 8.23 × 5.45 × 0.92 in

Published: February 6, 1996

Publisher: WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393313964

ISBN - 13: 9780393313963

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from David Foster Wallace Is a Genius This is possibly the best collection of short stories I have ever read. These stories are clever, but not in a way which is cynical or devoid of emotion. A moving, satirical, hilarious, and horrifying work of brilliance.
Date published: 1999-04-13

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Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 376 pages, 8.23 × 5.45 × 0.92 in

Published: February 6, 1996

Publisher: WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393313964

ISBN - 13: 9780393313963

From the Publisher

is replete with David Foster Wallace''s remarkable and unsettling reimaginations of reality. From the eerily "real," almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and overtelevised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, where terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, the familiar strange.

About the Author

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is the author of Infinite Jest, Girl with Curious Hair, Everything and More, The Broom of the System, and other fiction and nonfiction. Among his honors, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers'' Award.

From Our Editors

It's often said that writing good short stories is infinitely more difficult than writing good novels. That's hard to imagine when reading David Foster Wallace's spellbinding tales. The way his stories flow from the page you hardly notice that you're reading: the characters and situations are so real it's as if they spring, fully formed, from his mind into yours. The stories in Girl with Curious Hair include gems of characterizations that range from Lyndon Johnson to punk nihilists to young Republicans. As he twists words, people and events around you see the world from a completely different angle: so much so that when you emerge you won't recognize your surroundings.

Editorial Reviews

“Mr. Wallace brings us, time and again, to hidden, mythic places that are strange yet oddly familiar. He succeeds in restoring grandeur to modern fiction.”

“A collection of stories as varied in length and theme as they are imaginative, and downright bizarre as any collection by one author has a right to be.... Truly funny surreal humor.”

“These stories say something serious and sincere about the world that the rest of us have to live in.”