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Jia Tolentino

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Jia Tolentino is a Canadian-born American writer and editor. She is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She has previously worked as deputy editor of Jezebel and a contributing editor at The Hairpin. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Pitchfork.
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Minor Feelings
An Asian American Reckoning
Cathy Park Hong - 2020-02-25
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Through the lens of her Korean-American experience, award-winning poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong delves into the complex realities of Asian American identity in America. She courageously confronts the concept of "minor feelings," where American optimism clashes with the truth of one's racial identity. With thought-provoking cultural criticism and memoir-esque prose, this intimate and honest work of art exposes the psychological condition of being Asian American today.
Jia Tolentino
I read Minor Feelings in a fugue of enveloping recognition and distancing flinch. The question of lovability, and desirability, is freighted for Asian men and Asian women in very different ways - and Minor Feelings serves as a case study in how a feminist point of view can both deepen an inquiry and widen its resonances to something like universality.      fuente
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Celeste Ng
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Desear menos
vivir con el minimalismo
Kyle Chayka - 2020-01-21
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«Menos es más» es uno de los mantras del siglo XXI. Marie Kondo y otros gurús del orden aseguran que deshacernos de nuestras posesiones nos hará más felices. Nos sometemos a dietas depurativas y asistimos a retiros espirituales donde se prohíbe el uso de la tecnología. Abrumados por el ritmo frenético de la vida moderna, soñamos con espacios aireados, silenciosos y puros, dignos de aparecer en nuestro feed de Instagram. Esta forma de minimalismo, encarnada por figuras como Steve Jobs, se ha convertido en un símbolo de estatus al alcance de muy pocos, un estilo de vida que predica la austeridad al tiempo que fomenta los excesos de la cultura hiperconsumista que dice combatir: el individualismo, la desigualdad social o la explotación laboral. Mezclando la crítica cultural con la crónica personal, Kyle Chayka emprende en Desear menos una búsqueda de los orígenes filosóficos y estéticos del minimalismo contemporáneo. Para ello, ahonda en la vida y la obra de artistas como Donald Judd y Agnes Martin, músicos como Brian Eno y John Cage o escritores como Junichiro Tanizaki; experimenta el aislamiento sensorial en un tanque de flotación, visita los jardines de rocas de Kioto y se sumerge en las enseñanzas del budismo zen. De esta miríada de ideas, lugares y personas emerge una poética alternativa del minimalismo, entendido como una forma radical de aprehender las cosas tal y como son, en lugar de evadirnos de la realidad o de su falta de respuestas.
Jia Tolentino
The Longing for Less, a new book by the journalist and critic Kyle Chayka, arrives not as an addition to the minimalist canon but as a corrective to it. Chayka aims to find something deeper within the tradition than an Instagram-friendly aesthetic and the “saccharine and pre-digested” advice of self-help literature. Writing in search of the things that popular minimalism sweeps out of the frame—the void, transience, messiness, uncertainty—he surveys minimalist figures in art, music, and philosophy, searching for a minimalism of ideas rather than things.      fuente
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The Third Rainbow Girl
The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia
Emma Copley Eisenberg - 2020-01-21
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A true crime story about the unsolved "Rainbow Murders" of two young women in rural West Virginia in 1980. Emma Copley Eisenberg investigates the case, revealing the impact on the Appalachian community and exploring the complex realities of gender, class, and violence in America. Part investigation and part reflection, this book offers a searing portrait of the country and its divisions.
Jia Tolentino
This book by Emma Eisenberg, whose reporting on the Sage Smith case was so essential for me, is a really beautiful study in subverted expectations: true crime, coming-of-age, West Virginia, the arcs of each story unexpectedly kinked      fuente
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Lulu Miller
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Children of the Land
A Memoir
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo - 2020-01-28
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"Children of the Land" is a heart-wrenching memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States. The book chronicles one young man's attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence, and it recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies. With beauty, grace, and honesty, the author shares his encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives. This unforgettable tale distills the trauma of displacement, illuminates the human lives behind the headlines, and serves as a stunning meditation on what it means to be a man and a citizen.
Jia Tolentino
If anyone is looking for a good book about the border, migration, humanity in the face of dehumanization, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s beautiful memoir comes out next week, there are many passages in it that I’ve found unforgettable      fuente
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Uncanny Valley
Anna Wiener - 2020-01-14
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This memoir offers a first-hand glimpse into the high-flying and reckless startup culture of Silicon Valley during a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and political power. The author, Anna Wiener, left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy in San Francisco. She landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble, where she witnessed a new Silicon Valley emerge; one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building. A coming-of-age-story and a portrait of a bygone era, Uncanny Valley is a rare and personal narrative that charts the tech industry's shift from world savior to democracy-endangering liability.
Jia Tolentino
I have yet to read a better book than Uncanny Valley since I read Uncanny Valley last summer & I think it'll be awhile until I do. EVERYONE BUY IT      fuente
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The Gimmicks
A Novel
Chris McCormick - 2020-01-07
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"The Gimmicks" is a stunning debut novel that explores brotherhood, betrayal, love, abandonment, and the powerful consequences of the Armenian Genocide. Set in the waning years of the Cold War, the exuberant and wholly original novel follows the lives of Ruben and his cousin Avo, whose paths diverge when Ruben disappears and Avo is convinced to leave his love and join an extremist group. With alternating perspectives, Chris McCormick brilliantly illuminates the impact of history and injustice on ordinary lives and challenges readers to confront the spectacle of violence and its aftermath.
Jia Tolentino
Happy book bday to @chris_mccorm, a writer with an extraordinary sensitivity to love & place & history, also the #1 reason I had fun in grad school. This novel is a little universe (rainy Armenia, love triangles, wrestlers on the road, scheming guerrillas!) & it is so, so good      fuente
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Against Creativity
Oli Mould - 2018-09-25
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"Against Creativity" challenges the notion that creativity is the driving force of progress, and instead argues that it is a form of neoliberal appropriation that prioritizes individual success over collective well-being. Author Oli Mould reframes creativity as a means to achieve collective flourishing and offers a radical alternative to the profit-driven narrative. This passionate and refreshing take on the current ideology of creativity is a timely correction to the dominant doctrine of our times.
Jia Tolentino
This book (a rec from @the_jennitaur!) has fucked me up so bad. Recommended if you are struggling, and who isn’t, with capitalism’s ability to appropriate the act of sharing, the fact of creativity, resistance, collaboration, everything at all      fuente
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Tengo un nombre
A Memoir
Chanel Miller - 2019-09-24
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«Me llamo Chanel. Soy una víctima, no me da reparo utilizar esta palabra, pero sí creer que eso es todo lo que soy. Sin embargo, no soy “la víctima de Brock Turner”. No soy su nada. No le pertenezco». La historia de Chanel Miller cambió el mundo para siempre. En 2016, Brock Turner, de diecinueve años, la violó en el campus de Stanford. Lo que llegó después fue vivir bajo un pseudónimo y uno de los juicios más mediáticos de la historia de EE. UU., tras el que Turner fue sentenciado a tan solo seis meses de cárcel. Decidió compartir en la red la carta que leyó a su violador en el juicio: «Tú no me conoces, pero has estado dentro de mí, y por eso estamos aquí hoy», empezaba. Once millones de personas la leyeron en cuatro días, y provocó la indignación de un país y la reacción internacional. Después de cuatro años viviendo en el anonimato ha dado el paso de hacer pública su identidad. Y ha contado su historia. «Tengo un nombre» son unas memorias íntimas y profundamente conmovedoras, que transformarán para siempre nuestra percepción sobre la violencia sexual y que reclaman justicia, sobre todo, pero también el derecho a seguir viviendo.
Jia Tolentino
I read this book cover to cover on Saturday & it stunned me: Chanel Miller is such a lushly talented writer, with such beautiful instincts, that she does the nearly impossible by making this book easily surmount its origin point. Hope it’s required reading in HS & colleges      fuente
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Los testamentos
The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood - 2019-09-10
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Cuando las puertas de la furgoneta se cerraron de golpe tras Offred al final de El cuento de la criada, los lectores no tenían forma de saber cuál iba a ser su futuro: la libertad, la prisión o la muerte. Con la publicación de Los testamentos, la espera ha terminado. Margaret Atwood recupera la historia quince años después de que Offred se adentrara en lo desconocido, con los testimonios asombrosos de tres narradoras del mundo de Gilead.
Jia Tolentino
The book may surprise readers who wondered, when the sequel was announced, whether Atwood was making a mistake in returning to her earlier work. It seems to have another aim as well: to help us see more clearly the kinds of complicity required for constructing a world like the one she had already imagined, and the world we fear our own might become.      fuente
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Min Jin Lee - 2017-02-07
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Yeong-do, Corea, 1911 En una pequeña aldea de pescadores a la orilla del mar del Este, un hombre tullido se casa con una muchacha de quince años. La pareja tiene una hija, su adorada Sunja. Cuando Sunja se queda embarazada de un hombre casado, la familia se enfrenta a la ruina. Pero entonces Isak, un joven sacerdote cristiano, le ofrece una oportunidad de salvación: una nueva vida en Japón como su esposa. Tras seguir a un hombre al que apenas conoce hasta un país hostil donde no tiene amigos ni hogar, la salvación de Sunja no será más que el principio de su historia. A través de ocho décadas y cuatro generaciones, Pachinko es un relato épico de familia, identidad, amor, muerte y supervivencia. Novela finalista a los National Book Awards (EE.UU.) Top 10 Mejores Libros de 2017 para el New York Times Top 10 Libros del año para el USA Today Top 10 Amazon mejores libros de 2017 Literatura y Ficción
Jia Tolentino
I'm in awe of this book and the way it combines a 19th-century novel's powers of submersion with a blazingly contemporary sense of ethics. I was basically gasping as I read this saga of an ethnically Korean family in Japan - desperate to know what happened next, overwhelmed with love and sorrow.      fuente
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