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by Hilton Als

ePub White Girls download
Author:
Hilton Als
ISBN13:
978-1936365814
ISBN:
1936365812
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Publisher:
McSweeney's; Second Printing edition (November 5, 2013)
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Subcategory:
Essays & Correspondence
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1718 kb
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1905 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

Als admires and loathes white girls, mocks and mimics white girls, is ignored by white . Hilton Als. Capote’s come-hither publicity still isn’t all that made him a white girl

Als admires and loathes white girls, mocks and mimics white girls, is ignored by white girls, is depended on by white girls, is perceived to be a white girl. White girls, he shows, is not just literal people. It’s a state of mind, an art of being. Capote’s come-hither publicity still isn’t all that made him a white girl. In one of the book’s choicest moments, Als gushes over The Times Square Show, the 1980 group exhibition of avant-garde artists that helped kick off Jean-Michel Basquiat’s career. The show, Als explains, combined the refined and the dissolute: how perfect was that, since New York was a disaster area then so why couldn’t an exhibition be a disaster area, too?

Also by this author: The Women.

Also by this author: The Women. All rights reserved, including right of reproduction in whole or in part, in any form.

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.

Junot Daz White Girls, Hilton Als's first book since The Women 16 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, Michael Jackson and Flannery O'Connor. 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.

Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic. Man", a Barbadian term for homosexuals.

American writer and theater critic. Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic. He is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University and a staff writer and theater critic for The New Yorker magazine. His 2013 book White Girls continued to explore race, gender, identity in a series of essays about everything from the AIDS epidemic to Richard Pryor's life and work.

Junot DíazWhite Girls, Hilton Als’s first book since The Women sixteen years ago, finds one of the New .

Junot DíazWhite Girls, Hilton Als’s first book since The Women sixteen years ago, finds one of the New Yorker's boldes. 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, Michael Jackson and Flannery O’Connor.

Hilton Als. He was dressed in a red waist-length military jacket with gold epaulets and black cuffs, black military trousers with a gold stripe down each leg, black patent-leather pumps with grosgrain bows. He was dressed in a red waist-length military jacket with gold epaulets and black cuffs, black military trousers with a gold stripe down each leg, black patent-leather pumps with grosgrain bows, gray. silk socks with black ribbing, white gloves, and a faux-fur muff. As the driver opened the car door in front of the theater, Talley, characteristically, issued a directive followed by a question: I shall expect you here upon my return at once! Lord, child, how am I gonna get out of this.

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.
  • I don't have a lot of time at the moment, but can't leave this page without raving a little about White Girls. I've never read another book like it, not quite like it, and I will read many, perhaps all of these essays again. I say essays, but Als does things with his essays that make them original. His use of personas such as Richard Pryor's sister is..what it is, engaging, compelling, and utilitarian; with those personas we see from unique perspectives, reflecting the times of people such as Malcolm X's mother. I like the Capote essay, the O'Connor essay, Malcolm, and Pryor essays. The first essay, totally original, and the last totally compelling, but really this entire collection is original and compelling. "It Will Soon Be Here" is a masterpiece, which, I'm sure will be anthologized in years to come. I'm very curious about Diana Sands, (Beneatha in my favorite American play) and I'm curious about Als' weaving Kafka's cockroach into the Pryor essay. This book is lyrical, written by someone in love with language, and compelling, written by someone digging for truth in himself and the world, though digging's not the word I want. White Girls is author-driven, not dollar-driven. It's against stereotypes, and is intensely political, and global. It blends fact and fiction, it risks, and succeeds. Hats off to Hilton Als. Thanks for this much needed book!

  • I can't even describe. The craft. Language in so many ways new to me, and startling. The projection. I can't even describe.

  • He's done it, again. Excellent writing and truly a master of his subject. I have been anxiously awaiting a second book from Als. The title here had me a little concerned but when I got it, I got it!! I will anxiously await his next book. My history with him began when reading his essays in The New Yorker years ago. The Women was a fantastic eye-opening read. I gave it as a gift to many friends. I will do the same with White Girls. Bravo, Als. I am your fan and so are those I turn you on to. If you are a person who evolves reading beyond the norm, I suggest you read Hilton Als.

  • Different than my usual read. I liked it. Seller & shipping excellent.

  • Cannot get enough of this guy.

  • so interesting. so beautifully written.

  • innovative and beautifully written - brilliant man - he opens his world up - to quote Toni Morrison (on Ta-Nahisi Coates book "Between the World and Me") this is required reading.

  • Beautifully written. Raw. Powerful. Als is able to be brutally unapologetic while showing incredible vulnerability in these essays. Important book to read. Highly recommend.