White Girls

White Girls

Hilton Als

“The learn of the year.” —Junot Díaz

White Girls, Hilton Als’s first booklet considering The Women sixteen years in the past, reveals certainly one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving jointly his tremendous analyses of literature, paintings, and tune with fearless insights on race, gender, and historical past. the result's a unprecedented, advanced portrait of “white girls,” as Als dubs them—an expansive yet designated classification that encompasses figures as diversified as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Michael Jackson and Flannery O’Connor. In items that hairpin among critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, excessive tradition and occasional, the theoretical and the deeply own, Als offers a beautiful portrait of a author when it comes to his matters, and a useful consultant to the tradition of our time.

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