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The Resource Trick mirror : reflections on self-delusion, Jia Tolentino

Trick mirror : reflections on self-delusion, Jia Tolentino

Label
Trick mirror : reflections on self-delusion
Title
Trick mirror
Title remainder
reflections on self-delusion
Statement of responsibility
Jia Tolentino
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die
  • "A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity--for readers who've wondered what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the internet. Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, melding the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die. Gleaming with Tolentino's sense of humor and capacity to elucidate the impossibly complex in an instant, and marked by her desire to treat the reader with profound honesty, Trick Mirror is an instant classic of the worst decade yet."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tolentino, Jia
Dewey number
973.93
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.T63 2019
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tolentino, Jia
  • Social media
  • Generation Y
  • Self-doubt
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • Self-doubt
  • Generation Y
  • Civilization
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Trick mirror : reflections on self-delusion, Jia Tolentino
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I thee dread
  • The I in the internet
  • Reality TV me
  • Always be optimizing
  • Pure heroines
  • Ecstasy
  • The story of a generation in seven scams
  • We come from old Virginia
  • The cult of the difficult woman
Control code
on1088603389
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780525510543
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019000446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029339033
System control number
(OCoLC)1088603389
Label
Trick mirror : reflections on self-delusion, Jia Tolentino
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I thee dread
  • The I in the internet
  • Reality TV me
  • Always be optimizing
  • Pure heroines
  • Ecstasy
  • The story of a generation in seven scams
  • We come from old Virginia
  • The cult of the difficult woman
Control code
on1088603389
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780525510543
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019000446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029339033
System control number
(OCoLC)1088603389

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