Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories

April 1, 2000|
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories by David Foster Wallace
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In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence.

Wallace''s stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many guises. 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 agonized consideration of her confusing sexual relationship with her husband; and ''Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,'' a dark, hilarious series of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women.

Wallace delights in leftfield observation, mining the absurd, the surprising, and the illuminating from every situation. This collection will enthrall DFW fans, and provides a perfect introduction for new readers.
David Foster Wallace was born in Ithaca, New York, in 1962 and raised in Illinois, where he was a regionally ranked junior tennis player. He received bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English from Amherst College and wrote what would become his first novel, The Broom of the System, as his senior English thesis. He received a ...
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Title:Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: StoriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316925195

ISBN - 13:9780316925198

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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