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Girl with Curious Hair

Girl With Curious Hair


David Foster Wallace's first collection of short stories.

David Foster Wallace is one of the most prodigiously talented young writers in America today, and Girl with Curious Hair is replete with his remarkable and unsettling re-imaginations of reality. From the eerily "real," almost holographic evocations of historical characters 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.

1996 Norton Paperback


  • Little Expressionless Animals
    Originally appeared in The Paris Review
  • Luckily The Account Representative¬†Knew CPR
  • Girl With Curious Hair
  • Lyndon
    Originally appeared in Arrival
  • John Billy
    Originally appeared in Conjunctions:12
  • Here And There
    Originally appeared in Fiction
  • My Appearance
    Originally appeared in Playboy under the title "Late Night"
  • Say Never
    Originally appeared in the Florida Review
  • Everything Is Green
    Originally appeared in Puerto de Sol and Harper's Sep 1999
  • Westward The Course Of The Empire Takes Its Way

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