Double Melancholy

by C.E. Gatchalian
Double Melancholy
  • ISBN-13: 9781551527536
  • Author(s): C.E. Gatchalian
  • Subject: Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Publication Date: 27-06-2019
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£14.99
In this beguiling book a queer Filipino-Canadian boy finds solace, inspiration, and a 'syllabus for living' in art - works of literature and music, from the children's literary classic Anne of Green Gables to the music of Maria Callas. But their contribution to his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual edification belies the fact that they were largely heteronormative and white, invisibilizing him as a queer person of color. Part memoir, part cultural commentary, Double Melancholy is a passionate lover letter to art and the depths to which it both enriches and colonises us.
About the book

In this beguiling book a queer Filipino-Canadian boy finds solace, inspiration, and a 'syllabus for living' in art - works of literature and music, from the children's literary classic Anne of Green Gables to the music of Maria Callas. But their contribution to his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual edification belies the fact that they were largely heteronormative and white, invisibilizing him as a queer person of color. Part memoir, part cultural commentary, Double Melancholy is a passionate lover letter to art and the depths to which it both enriches and colonises us.