Brother Dumb

By Sky Gilbert

Brother Dumb
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Brother Dumb is the memoir of a reclusive American literary icon. Brother Dumb is a how-to manual for meaningful critical engagement with the real world. Brother Dumb is a celebration of innocence, youth, and altruism. Brother Dumb is a true story of self-imposed exile. . . ... Read more


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Brother Dumb is the memoir of a reclusive American literary icon. Brother Dumb is a how-to manual for meaningful critical engagement with the real world. Brother Dumb is a celebration of innocence, youth, and altruism. Brother Dumb is a true story of self-imposed exile. . . .

Brother Dumb is also a work of fiction.

Brother Dumb begins in the mid-40s, but spans decades, delving deep into the five tortured relationships that have shaped one writer’s psycho-sexual history — but it also details his bitter literary decline and withdrawal from public life. Brother Dumb is a misanthrope. His withdrawal from the world is as famous, or infamous, as his writing — something that he takes great pains to explain is not a desperate cry for attention.

Attention is the last thing Brother Dumb wants.

So why publish this memoir? Why expose himself to a world of stupid, lecherous, greedy, evil, and calculating people?

Because he can’t not write. And because, somewhere out there, a kindred soul might actually be reading. . . .

 

 

Sky Gilbert

SKY GILBERT is a writer, director, and drag queen extraordinaire. Dr. Gilbert holds a University Research Chair in creative writing and theatre studies at the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

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