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A New York Times Notable Book

Daring and fiercely original, The Women is at once a memoir, a psychological study, a sociopolitical manifesto, and an incisive adventure in literary criticism. It is conceived as a series of portraits analyzing the role that sexual and racial identity played in the lives and work of the writer's subjects: his mother, a self-described "Negress," who would not be defined by the limitations of race and gender; the mother of Malcolm X, whose mixed-race background and eventual descent into madness contributed to her son's misogyny and racism; brilliant, Harvard-educated Dorothy Dean, who rarely identified with other blacks or women, but deeply empathized with white gay men; and the late Owen Dodson, a poet and dramatist who was female-identified and who played an important role in the author's own social and intellectual formation.

Hilton Als submits both racial and sexual stereotypes to his inimitable scrutiny with relentless humor and sympathy. The results are exhilarating. The Women is that rarest of books: a memorable work of self-investigation that creates a form of all its own.

About the Author

Hilton Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374525293
Author:
ALS, Hilton
Author:
Shawn
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.37 in 0.47 lb

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