Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

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In this short story collection, the American writer David Foster Wallace offers a series of portraits of men whose fear of women renders them grotesque. His stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven.

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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.

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Weight 0.232 kg
Dimensions 20.2 × 12.6 × 1.9 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

273

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K