Tuesday 8th September 2020, 8:00pm
Session 237: White Girls by Hilton Als
For this session, Aoife Rosenmeyer selected excerpts from the book White Girls by Hilton Als (McSweeney’s, 2014).
“White Girls, Hilton Als’s first book since The Women 16 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, Michael Jackson and Flannery O’Connor.” -Book Cover