Girl With Curious Hair

Paperback | February 6, 1996

byDavid Foster Wallace

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Girl with Curious Hair 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.

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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 H...

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Girl with Curious Hair 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 biz...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:February 6, 1996Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393313964

ISBN - 13:9780393313963

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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