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The Resource The women, Hilton Als

The women, Hilton Als

Label
The women
Title
The women
Statement of responsibility
Hilton Als
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Daring, fiercely original, and brilliant, 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. Als begins with his mother, a self-described "Negress," who would not be defined by the limitations of race and gender. He goes on to ask who the mother of Malcolm X was, and shows how her mixed-race background and eventual descent into madness contributed to her son's misogyny and racism. He describes how the brilliant, Harvard-educated Dorothy Dean rarely identified with other blacks or women, but deeply empathized with white gay men. Finally, he portrays 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
  • 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 all its own
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Als, Hilton
Dewey number
810.9896
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Gender identity
  • Authorship
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
The women, Hilton Als
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34669309
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9780374292058
Lccn
96018360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The women, Hilton Als
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34669309
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9780374292058
Lccn
96018360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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