The Resource Body, remember : a memoir, Kenny Fries

Body, remember : a memoir, Kenny Fries

Label
Body, remember : a memoir
Title
Body, remember
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kenny Fries
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Body, Remember is a deeply affecting memoir that revolves around a mystery: at age 35, poet Kenny Fries wanted to discover what could be learned about the history of his body, and the map of physical and psychic scars with which he had lived since infancy. He began only with a description his father had given him. At his birth "each leg was no bigger than his finger; each leg was twisted like a pretzel; each leg had no arch to separate leg from foot; each leg was dimpled above what would have been my ankle."
  • Fries turned to long-buried medical records, reconstructing a record of his disability just as his body had been reconstructed over countless surgeries. He unearthed family secrets and looked again at the echoing memories of past relationships. In Body, Remember we meet and come to know intimately Frie's observant Jewish family and neighbors in Brooklyn; his doctor, who broke with colleagues and insisted that he needn't undergo amputation of both his legs; the brother who resented his disabled sibling; the men who awakened Frie's sexuality and initiated him into a lifelong questioning of the meaning of beauty; and the community of disabled people who prompted some difficult questions about our world's demands on human life and physical being. Body, Remember ultimately tells a story about connection. This memoir is a redemptive and passionate testimony to one man's search for the sources of identity and difference
Biography type
autobiography
Dewey number
  • 362.4/3/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R568
LC item number
Z464 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Body, remember : a memoir, Kenny Fries
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000012556038
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780525941620
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96026345 //r98
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17963965
System control number
  • 33217006731922
  • (OCoLC)35016671

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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