White Girls

White Girls

eBook - 2013
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White Girls, Hilton Als's first book since The Women fourteen years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of?white girls," as Als dubs them?an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture.
Publisher: New York : McSweeney's, 2013.
ISBN: 9781940450063
1940450063
Characteristics: 1 online resource (339 pages)
Contents: Tristes tropiques; the women; this lonesome place; gwtw; philosopher or dog?; white noise; michael; the only one; i am the happinessof this world; buddy ebsen; a pryor love; you and whose army?; it will soon be here; acknowledgements.
Summary: White Girls, Hilton Als's first book since The Women fourteen years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of?white girls," as Als dubs them?an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture.

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colombina Oct 26, 2014

Not sure how to categorize this one, it falls between meditative prose, critical essays, autobiography and fiction. Als ruthlessly tackles race, class and culture. A wonderful expansion on his critical writing for The New Yorker.

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