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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

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Publisher Comments:

A collection of stories from David Foster Wallace is occasion to celebrate. These stories — which have been prominently serialized in Harper's, Esquire, the Paris Review, and elsewhere — explore intensely immediate states of mind, with the attention to voice and the extraordinary creative daring that have won Wallace his reputation as one of the most talented fiction writer of his generation.Among the stories are The Depressed Person, a dazzling 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 portraits of men whose fear of women renders them grotesque.

Synopsis:

David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. The series of stories from which this exuberantly acclaimed book takes its title is a sequence of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women. These portraits of men at their most self-justifying, loquacious, and benighted explore poignantly and hilariously the agonies of sexual connections.

Synopsis:

These eclectic stories--which have been prominently serialized in "Harper's, Esquire" and the "Paris Review"--explore intensely immediate states of mind with the creative daring that has won Wallace the reputation of one of the most talented fiction writers of his generation.

Table of Contents

A radically condensed history of postindustrial life — Death is not the end — Forever overhead — Brief interviews with hideous men — Yet another example of the porousness of certain borders (XI) — The depressed person — The devil is a busy man — Think — Signifying nothing — Brief interviews with hideous men — Datum centurio — Octet — Adult world (I) — Adult world (II) — The devil is a busy man — Church not made with hands — Yet another example of the porousness of certain borders (VI) — Brief interviews with hideous men — Tri-Stan : I sold Sissee Nar to Ecko — On his deathbed, holding your hand, the acclaimed new young off-Broadway playwright's father begs a boon — Suicide as a sort of present — Brief interviews with hideous men — Yet another example of the porousness of certain borders (XXIV)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316925419
Author:
Wallace, David Foster
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.44x6.42x1.02 in. 1.16 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316925419 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. The series of stories from which this exuberantly acclaimed book takes its title is a sequence of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women. These portraits of men at their most self-justifying, loquacious, and benighted explore poignantly and hilariously the agonies of sexual connections.
"Synopsis" by , These eclectic stories--which have been prominently serialized in "Harper's, Esquire" and the "Paris Review"--explore intensely immediate states of mind with the creative daring that has won Wallace the reputation of one of the most talented fiction writers of his generation.
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