Dead Girls

Essays on Surviving an American Obsession
Product Number: EB00714479
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062657169
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A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2018 A New York Times Editor's Choice, Thrillist best of 2018, and best of summer 2018 according to Bitch Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, The Millions, Esquire, Refinery29, Nylon, PopSugar, The Chicago Tribune, Book Riot, and CrimeReads In this poignant collection, Alice Bolin examines iconic American works from the essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin to Twin Peaks, Britney Spears, and Serial, illuminating the widespread obsession with women who are abused, killed, and disenfranchised, and whose bodies (dead and alive) are used as props to bolster men's stories. Smart and accessible, thoughtful and heartfelt, Bolin investigates the implications of our cultural fixations, and her own role as a consumer and creator. Bolin chronicles her life in Los Angeles, dissects the Noir, revisits her own coming of age, and analyzes stories of witches and werewolves, both appreciating and challenging the narratives we construct and absorb every day. Dead Girls begins by exploring the trope of dead women in fiction, and ends by interrogating the more complex dilemma of living women - both the persistent injustices they suffer and the oppression that white women help perpetrate. Reminiscent of the piercing insight of Rebecca Solnit and the critical skill of Hilton Als, Bolin constructs a sharp, perceptive, and revelatory dialogue on the portrayal of women in media and their roles in our culture.

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Author(s): Alice Bolin
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018

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Author(s): Alice Bolin
Narrator(s): Em Eldridge
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Author(s): Alice Bolin
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