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The Women

The Women( )
Author: Als, Hilton
ISBN:978-0-374-52529-3
Publication Date:Jan 1998
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
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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,...
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Als, Hilton (Author)
Hilton Als is an American writer and theater critic born in New York City, New York in 1960. He began contributing pieces to The New Yorker magazine in 1989 and later worked as a staff writer and theater critic. He worked as a staff writer for The Village Voice, an Editor-at-large at Vibe and wrote articles for The Nation. He collaborated on film scripts for "Swoon" and "Looking for Langston." He edited the exhibition catalog for The Whitney Museum of American Art, "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art," His first book, The Women, was published in 1996. His awards included, the New York Association of Black Journalists first prize in both Magazine Critique/Review and Magazine Arts and Entertainment. He was awarded a Guggenheim for Creative Writing in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03. He won the 2016 Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in nonfiction for White Girls (2013) and The Women (1996). The 2016 Lambda literary awards presented him The Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature

He has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College.

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