Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Summary

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1,130 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following positive assessment, Potts delineates the moral purpose of the stories in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. David Foster Wallace's novel Infinite Jest, which a friend of mine ... Read more
5,965 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following review, Scott explores the defining characteristics of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and discusses its relationship with his earlier novel Infinite Jest. 1. David Foster Wallace&#... Read more
308 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Merritt praises the humorous and insightful stories in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. Long before Dave Eggers attracted critical attention for the tongue-in-cheek metafict... Read more
1,020 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Orozco calls Wallace a literary show-off, concluding that the stories in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men both dazzle and frustrate the reader. Show-offs display proudly. Sho... Read more
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In the following review, Begley praises the brevity and focus of the stories in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and asserts that the pieces offer a “quick glimpse of common humanity in every ... Read more
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In the following review, Passaro maintains that Brief Interviews with Hideous Men “continues Wallace's record of presenting new turns, new valleys and imposing palisades in the landscape... Read more
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In the following favorable review of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Johnson investigates Wallace's place within the pantheon of experimental American authors, which includes Donald Barthelm... Read more
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In the following positive assessment, Balitas recommends reading Wallace's earlier work before Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. If David Foster Wallace's new collection of short storie... Read more
1,807 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following mixed review, LeClair finds the stories in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men as “frequently inventive, often witty and always demanding.” After the success of Infinite J... Read more
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In the following review, McLaughlin lauds Brief Interviews with Hideous Men as a “virtuoso display” and a fine literary achievement. In Brief Interviews with Hideous Men David Foster Wal... Read more