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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

David Foster Wallace is best known for Infinite Jest, but secondarily for his magazine and nonfiction writing. This collection of short stories is neither but is certainly worth the read, especially if you enjoyed his most popular novel. 329 more words


A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life

‘A Radically Condensed History of Postindustrial Life’ was first published in 1998, a year before Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, in Ploughshares (a literary journal based at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts). 721 more words

What I Read: June 2016

To help me stay on track in my 2016 goals, I’m documenting the books I read all year. Here’s what I read in June: 1,492 more words


What Brief Interviews with Hideous Men can tell us about rape culture

A serial womaniser. A commitment-phobic boyfriend. A wife beater. David Foster Wallace’s 1999 book Brief Interviews with Hideous Men presents a provocative view of male misogyny and its effects on women.  1,923 more words

Literary Comment

Engaging with David Foster Wallace’s Hideous Men

Postgraduate English: A Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English

Durham University’s Postgraduate English is a professionally reviewed journal for postgraduate students of English. We have been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000. 189 more words


Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, by David Foster Wallace

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men I suppose can be considered a collection of short stories, but most of its contents are weird David Foster Wallace postmodern things that aren’t really “stories.” Short “writings” perhaps? 4,417 more words


Reminder: Meeting tomorrow and butter tasting

We will meet tomorrow evening, Tuesday, December 8, 8:30 pm at my place, to discuss the book Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace. We will also be doing a butter tasting. 43 more words