White Girls
White Girls
Hilton Als

It is, simply put, a privilege to spend time with a writer like Hilton Als. —Recommended by Vanessa, City Lights Books

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.

Title White Girls
Author Hilton Als
Publisher McSweeney's
Title First Published 29 July 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 340 p.
ISBN-10 194045025X
ISBN-13 9781940450254
Publication Date 29 July 2014
Main content page count 340
Weight 16 oz.

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