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White girls

Author: Hilton Als
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's, 2013
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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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: Biography
Named Person: Hilton Als
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilton Als
ISBN: 9781936365814 1936365812
OCLC Number: 900182902
Description: 338 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Hilton Als

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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 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

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