Girl with Curious Hair

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Published 1989, Girl with Curious Hair is one of David Foster Wallace's earliest works. The stories range anywhere from two pages ("Everything is Green") to the length of a novella ("Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way").


Some Questions to Consider While Reading

  1. How do appearance and identity relate in these stories? How are they determined?
  2. Why are celebrities, people most readers have heard of, present as characters in fiction?
  3. Are the endings appropriate? Do they feel like endings?