Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 376 pages, 8.35 × 5.5 × 1.05 in
Published: February 1, 1996
Publisher: W W Norton
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393313964
ISBN - 13: 9780393313963
From the Publisher
This collection could possibly represent the first flowering of post-postmoderism: visions of the world that re-imagine reality as more realistic than we can imagine. A compelling presence of a holograph and the up-to-the-second feeling of the most advanced art.
About the Author
David Foster Wallace, 1962 - Writer David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, N.Y. on February 21, 1962 to a Philosophy Professor and an English teacher. He received a B.A. from Amherst (Mass.) College. He was working on his master's degree in creative writing at the University of Arizona when he published his debut novel "The Broom of the System" (1987). Wallace was also hired to teach creative writing at Illinois State University. Wallace published his second novel "Infinite Jest" (1996) which introduced a cast of characters that included recovering alcoholics, foreign statesmen, residents of a halfway house, and high-school tennis stars. He spent four years researching and writing this novel. His first collection of short stories was "Girl with Curious Hair" (1989). He also published a nonfiction work titled "Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present."
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.