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Author: Hilton Als
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biographies
Essays
Biography
Named Person: Hilton Als
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilton Als
ISBN: 1936365812 9781936365814
OCLC Number: 760977392
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Nonfiction) 2014
Winner of Triangle Awards (Gay Nonfiction) 2014
Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 2013
Description: 338 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Tristes Tropiques --
The women --
This lonesome place --
GWTW --
Philosopher or dog? --
White noise --
Michael --
The only one --
I am the happiness of this world --
Buddy Ebsen --
A Pryor love --
You and whose army? --
It will soon be here.
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Als' first book since "The Women" 14 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  Read more...

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One of the A.V. Club's Favorite Books of the Year! Official selection of the Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club "Named one of Kirkus' Best Books of 2013" "I read Als not only because he is Read more...

 
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