White Girls

White Girls

Book - 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 and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.
Publisher: San Francisco, California :, McSweeney's,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781936365814
1936365812
9781940450254
Branch Call Number: 814 ALS A
Characteristics: 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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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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