New York : McSweeney's, 2013.
1 online resource (339 pages)
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.
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.