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A history of my brief body / Billy-Ray Belcourt.

Belcourt, Billy-Ray, (author.). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : NDN boyhood. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Futuromania. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Gay: 8 scenes. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Loneliness in the age of Grindr. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Fragments from a half-existence. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Alphabet of longing. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Robert. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Notes from an archive of injuries. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Please keep loving: reflections on unlivability. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : Fatal naming rituals. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray. Container of (work) : To hang our grief up to dry. (Added Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781937512934
  • ISBN: 1937512932
  • Physical Description: 140 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Columbus, Ohio : Two Dollar Radio, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An earlier version of 'Fatal Naming Rituals' was published in Hazlitt in 2018. 'Notes from an Archive of Injuries' was published in the Winter 2020 issue of Prairie Fire."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-140).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface : a letter to N├┤hkom -- Introduction : A short theoretical note -- An NDN boyhood -- A history of my brief body -- Futuromania -- Gay: 8 scenes -- Loneliness in the age of Grindr -- Fragments from a half-existence -- An alphabet of longing -- Robert -- Notes from an archive of injuries -- Please keep loving : reflections on unlivability -- Fatal naming rituals -- To hang our grief up to dry.
Summary, etc.:
"Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation. Piece by piece, Billy-Ray's writings invite us to unpack and explore the big and broken world he inhabits every day, in all its complexity and contradiction: a legacy of colonial violence and the joy that flourishes in spite of it; first loves and first loves lost; sexual exploration and intimacy; the act of writing as a survival instinct and a way to grieve. What emerges is not only a profound meditation on memory, gender, anger, shame, and ecstasy, but also the outline of a way forward. With startling honesty, and in a voice distinctly and assuredly his own, Belcourt situates his life experiences within a constellation of seminal queer texts, among which this book is sure to earn its place. Eye-opening, intensely emotional, and excessively quotable, A History of My Brief Body demonstrates over and over again the power of words to both devastate and console us"--Amazon.
Subject: Belcourt, Billy-Ray.
Belcourt, Billy-Ray > Childhood and youth.
Indians of North America > Canada > Biography.
Sexual minorities > Canada > Biography.
Gay men > Canada > Biography.
Cree gay men > Biography.
Racism > Canada.
Cree Indians > Biography.
Driftpile Cree Nation.
LGBTQ indigenous people.
Sexual minorities.
Cree Indians.
Essays.
Gays.
Racism.
Sex.
Canada.
Essays.
Gays and lesbians.
Racism.
Sexual behavior.
Canada.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Essays.
Essays.
Autobiographies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library 814.6 BELCOURT 2020 39851001599407 Non-fiction Copy hold Checked out 12/06/2022


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