Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Six notable books on difference and the power of otherness

Hilton Als is The New Yorker's theatre critic. His new book, White Girls, considers a variety of cultural celebrities who derived power from their otherness.

One of his six favorite "works that serve as meditations on difference and the power of otherness" as shared with The Week magazine:
A Way in the World by V.S. Naipaul

A very powerful evocation of otherness in a closed Caribbean world. Observant without being judgmental, Naipaul, the perpetual outsider, becomes a larger, more loving man of letters in his novel, which contains glimpses of his own life.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue