David Trotter, 18 March 2021
Show More Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form by Sianne Ngai.
Harvard, 401 pp., £28.95, June 2020, 978 0 674 98454 7Show More
“... the relation between The Wig – a landmark text for writers such as Ishmael Reed, Fran Ross, Colson Whitehead and Paul Beatty – and the two other novels Wright published, both semi-autobiographical, which take a studiously matter-of-fact view of sex, drugs, racism and literary aspiration. Fluctuating between fiction and journalism, full of ...”