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White Girls Audiobook

White Girls

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White Girls, Hilton 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 insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls", as Als dubs the main 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.

©2014 Hilton Als (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Daniel Wetzel 05-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sometimes a bit of a mess, but always entertaining"

    And glittered with fabulous wit and insight throughout. A queer counterpoint to the greatest literature on race that gets to the heart of it all in a fashion more sublime, far more tangential, and perhaps more terrifyingly adroit than I've ever encountered before.

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    vurnt22 08-13-15
    vurnt22 08-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Hilton Als Takes No Prisoners!!!!"

    The exceptionally erudite author and social critic Hilton Al's spares nothing and no one in his excoriating investigation of American race relations in his provocatively titled book White Girls; White Girl as metaphor, White Girl as trophy, White Girl as Ally, & White Girl as reckless eyeballing death inducing fixation, are examined with aplomb and rigorous analysis-Under Hilton Al's queer and curious gaze. Mirron Willis's nuanced and appropriately at times intense vocal performance of the material make this a 5 Star Listen.

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