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Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date April 1, 2000
Pages 321
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316925198
ISBN-10 0316925195
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Twentytwo stories tell of a frightened boy frozen on a diving board, a depressed woman trying to find help, and a group of men who try to rationalize their relationships with women. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this thought-provoking and playful short story collection, David Foster Wallace nudges at the boundaries of fiction with inimitable wit and seductive intelligence.
Wallace's stories present a world where the bizarre and the banal are interwoven and where hideous men appear in many guises. 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 agonized consideration of her confusing sexual relationship with her husband; and 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,' a dark, hilarious series of imagined interviews with men on the subject of their relations with women.
Wallace delights in leftfield observation, mining the absurd, the surprising, and the illuminating from every situation. This collection will enthrall DFW fans, and provides a perfect introduction for new readers.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316925419
 
from Little Brown & Co (May 28, 1999)
9780316925419 | details & prices | 273 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $25.99
About: Twenty-two stories tell of a frightened boy frozen on a diving board, a depressed woman trying to find help, and a group of men who try to rationalize their relationships with women
Paperback
Book cover for 9780316925198
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (April 1, 2000)
9780316925198 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Twenty-two stories tell of a frightened boy frozen on a diving board, a depressed woman trying to find help, and a group of men who try to rationalize their relationships with women.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781570427763
 
Abridged edition from Hachette Audio (June 1, 1999)
9781570427763 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $17.98
About: A dazzling collection of new works from a respected voice in contemporary fiction offers provocative, witty, and sometimes dark tales that glow with immediacy and authenticity, including the title work about men who fear women.

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