Autobiography Of My Hungers by Rigoberto González

Autobiography Of My Hungers

byRigoberto González

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Rigoberto González, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, takes a second piercing look at his past through a startling new lens: hunger.
            The need for sustenance originating in childhood poverty, the adolescent emotional need for solace and comfort, the adult desire for a larger world, another lover, a different body—all are explored by González in a series of heartbreaking and poetic vignettes.
            Each vignette is a defining moment of self-awareness, every moment an important step in a lifelong journey toward clarity, knowledge, and the nourishment that comes in various forms—even "the smallest biggest joys" help piece together a complex portrait of a gay man of color who at last defines himself by what he learns, not by what he yearns for.

Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Publishing Triangle

“Told in a series of revealing vignettes and poems, González’s Autobiography of my Hungers turns moments of need and want into revelations of truth and self-awareness, creating the portrait of an artist that is complex if not entirely complete.”—El Paso Times

“Through his provocative vignettes, González communicates a lifetime of struggle for affirmation and self-acceptance.”—Make/Shift 

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Rigoberto González is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose and the editor of Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing. His memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa won the American Book Award, and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts...
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Title:Autobiography Of My HungersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.9 inPublished:May 6, 2013Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299292509

ISBN - 13:9780299292508

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Table of Contents

acknowledgments
 
allegory
 
I. Leaving the Motherland, Mother Leaving Me
duty
piedrita
potato
zacapu
piedrita
jugete
trash
lift
witch
piedrita
fire
x-mas
crayon
note i
crooked
piedrita
biology
wicked
dream
piedrita
glove
migra
 
II. Unsettled Independence
invisible
piedrita
tongue
insomnia
note ii
nightshift
xóchitl
piedrita
voice
reprimand
 martini
 
III. In Search of Paradise
station
piedrita
kill
outcast
eye
kite
clown
piedrita
tether
papi
godiva
piedrita
 
IV. Body Cravings
love
empty
piedrita
sketch
rain
chi
piedrita
ghosts
pseudonym
piedrita
questions
note iii
piedrita
haughty
extraction
bleed
voracious
piedrita
forest

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“González writes with deep, soul-crushing sadness. He pens with the beauty of a poet.”—Dallas Voice