Publisher description for White girls / Hilton Als.

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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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African American gay men.
African American gay men -- Identity.
African American gays -- Biography.
African American gays.
Gender identity.
Sex role.
Sex differences (Psychology)
Race awareness.
Authors, American.
Als, Hilton.
African American gay men / Identity.
African American gays / Biography.
Geschlechterrolle. -- gnd
Geschlechtsidentitčat. -- gnd
Geschlechtsunterschied. -- gnd
Mčannerbild. -- gnd
Rassenfrage. -- gnd