Brief Interviews With Hideous Men - Wallace David Foster (Paperback)

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

Product Details

Barcode
9780349111889
Department
Books
Released
18 Jan 2001
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Wallace David Foster
David Foster Wallace
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Edition
Digital original
Language
English
Number of Pages
288
Dimensions
196 x 127 x 19mm (232g)

Summary

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.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction Short Stories
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Humorous
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
BISAC Subject 5
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Anthologies (non-poetry)
BIC Classification 2
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 3
Anthologies (non-poetry)
BIC Classification 4
Anthologies (non-poetry)
Library Subject 1
Misogyny
Library Subject 2
Fiction
Library Subject 3
Misogyny
Dewey Classification
813.54
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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.