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Girl with Curious Hair: Stories | [David Foster Wallace]

Girl with Curious Hair: Stories

From the eerily "real", almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and over-televised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, in which terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, David Foster Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, and the familiar strange.
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Publisher's Summary

Available as an audiobook for the first time ever, Girl with Curious Hair is being produced as part of Hachette Audio's ambitious David Foster Wallace audiobook publishing program, joining Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Consider the Lobster, and This Is Water, and Broom of the System.

Here are remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent " (Jennifer Levin, New York Times Book Review). David Foster Wallace was one of the most prodigiously talented and original young writers in recent American history, and Girl with Curious Hair displays the full range of his gifts. From the eerily "real", almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and over-televised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, in which terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, and the familiar strange.

©1996 David Foster Wallace (P)2010 Hachette

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    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 04-15-12
    Darwin8u Mesa, AZ, United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2011

    A part-time buffoon and ersatz scholar specializing in BS, pedantry, schmaltz and cultural coprophagia.

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    "This book is not NOT a Datsun!"

    This book is not not a Datsun. A couple uneven stories, but all in all a nice early collection of DFW stories.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Bradley La Crosse, WI, United States 11-16-12
    Bradley La Crosse, WI, United States 11-16-12 Member Since 2008
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    "No way to locate individual stories!!!"
    What disappointed you about Girl with Curious Hair?

    Why on earth didn't you set the tabs at the beginning of each individual story? Do you imagine that listeners are so bovine as to have no opinions about which stories they want to hear, that they'd just as soon listen to all of them with no way of returning to a specific story? Other story collections are set up so you can click forward and go to the next story, so why not this one?? Not a single story begins at the beginning of a tab!! So stupid!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Girl with Curious Hair?

    When I realized they didn't even think that I might want to locate a specific story!!


    Any additional comments?

    Think about these things from the consumer's point of view, for God's sake. It's like with Infinite Jest, how you decided readers wouldn't care to hear the invaluable footnotes. But at least there was an argument for that boner. There's no excuse for this.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    pomogirl Salt Lake City, UT 09-19-12
    pomogirl Salt Lake City, UT 09-19-12 Member Since 2012

    I like postmodernism and parody and poetic language.

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    "Some great, Some awful, but bookmark problems"

    I finally broke down and bought this David Foster Wallace collection because I had read "Lyndon" before and thought it was written by a genius. I still love "Lyndon," and "Little Expressionless Animals," but the title story "Girl With Curious Hair" was awful--and doubly awful because of the way it was performed. So, it's an uneven collection, but worth it for the good pieces.

    But please, Audible, improve your bookmarking. I made a number of bookmarks in one of the stories for a class, but then they suddenly disappeared.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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