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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - David Foster Wallace
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
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David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN, he combined hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures... show more
David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN, he combined hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349111889 (034911188X)
Publisher: Abacus
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men - Look At It
I've been treating myself to rereads of books and authors I love, and I just reached to the Wallace shelf the other day with my eyes closed, so this got read again, and only for the second complete (cover-to-cover) time since I bought it because I didn't like it loads the first time. Honestly, if it...
Tea, Cats, and Books
Tea, Cats, and Books rated it
3.0 Brief Insights into Fuckall
Oh gosh, what to say about this book. Well, this is my first David Foster Wallace book. I've known people who think he's brilliant and then I've also talked to people who are not so fond of him. I'm not going to form an opinion off of one book, though. Brief Interviews had its moment of brillianc...
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman rated it
3.0 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
It is hard to consider this collection of "interviews" without considering the author's subsequent suicide. Each of the stories concerns a very educated very conflicted man generally dealing with his relationships with a woman or women in general. The voice throughout is colloquial and often power...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.0 Interactive Feedback Loops
I forgot, going into Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, about the experimental David Foster Wallace. After some time away from his work, I remembered the most distinctive parts - footnotes/endnotes, long recursive discussions about sincerity vs. appearance, elevated vocabulary - and forgot his abil...
bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it
5.0 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Read this. Now. And if you can't read it, listen to it as an audio book. That's what I did (read by the man himself). Unbelievable. If you go the audio book route - you may just end up sitting in your parked car for 45 minutes unable to tear yourself away before the story's over.
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