Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
HarperCollins Publishers, 2019-08-06 - 320 psl.
A Times book of the year A Guardian book of the year MagnificentThe Times Dazzling New Statesman It filled me with hope Zadie Smith
We are living in the era of the self, in an era of malleable truth and widespread personal and political delusion. In these nine interlinked essays, Jia Tolentino, the New Yorkers brightest young talent, explores her own coming of age in this warped and confusing landscape.
From the rise of the internet to her own appearance on an early reality TV show; from her experiences of ecstasy both religious and chemical to her uneasy engagement with our cultures endless drive towards self-optimisation; from the phenomenon of the successful American scammer to her generations obsession with extravagant weddings, Jia Tolentino writes with style, humour and a fierce clarity about these strangest of times.
Following in the footsteps of American luminaries such as Susan Sontag, Joan Didion and Rebecca Solnit, yet with a voice and vision all her own, Jia Tolentino writes with a rare gift for elucidating nuance and complexity, coupled with a disarming warmth. This debut collection of her essays announces her exactly the sort of voice we need to hear from right now and for many years to come.
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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-DelusionVartotojo apžvalga - Publishers Weekly
New Yorker contributor Tolentino debuts with a sharp, well-founded crackdown on the lies of self and culture in these nine original, incisive reflections on a hypercapitalist, internet-driven age that ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą