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Author Als, Hilton, author.

Title White girls / Hilton Als.

Publication Info. San Francisco : McSweeney's, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  814 ALS    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  306.766 ALS    Check Shelf
Description 340 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Tristes Tropiques -- The women -- This lonesome place -- GWTW -- Philosopher or dog? -- White noise -- Michael -- The only one -- I am the happiness of this world -- Buddy Ebsen -- A Pryor love -- You and whose army? -- It will soon be here.
Summary 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.
Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Authors, American.
African American gay men.
African American gay men -- Identity.
African American gays.
Sex role.
Gender identity.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Subject African American gay men. (OCoLC)fst00799178
African American gay men -- Identity. (OCoLC)fst01765818
African American gays. (OCoLC)fst00799179
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
American literature -- African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807114
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Gender identity. (OCoLC)fst00939593
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Als, Hilton. White girls. San Francisco : Insight Kids, ©2013 (DLC) 2014397324
ISBN 9781940450254 pbk.
194045025X pbk.
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