Girl with Curious Hair

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1989 - Fiction - 373 pages
Remarkable, hilarious and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent " (Jennifer Levin, New York Times Book Review).

Girl with Curious Hair is replete with David Foster Wallace's remarkable and unsettling reimaginations of reality. From the eerily "real," almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and overtelevised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, where terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, the familiar strange.

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User Review  - alexrichman - LibraryThing

Always good, and occasionally great. The titular story was my favourite - A Confederacy of Dunces on crack - but there are plenty of other highlights, like the imagined-but-all-too-real Lyndon, or the ... Read full review

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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

I did not fully understand almost all of this book (or, I sort-of understood most of this book.) If you're prepared for that, you may find this to be more than a three star book. My previous D.F ... Read full review

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David Foster Wallace (1962--2008) is the author of Infinite Jest, Girl with Curious Hair, Everything and More, The Broom of the System, and other fiction and nonfiction. Among his honors, he received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Whiting Writers' Award.

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