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The Resource Melody : story of a nude dancer, Sylvie Rancourt ; translation by Helge Dascher

Melody : story of a nude dancer, Sylvie Rancourt ; translation by Helge Dascher

Label
Melody : story of a nude dancer
Title
Melody
Title remainder
story of a nude dancer
Statement of responsibility
Sylvie Rancourt ; translation by Helge Dascher
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A long-lost memoir about life as a stripper in Montreal. In 1980, Sylvie Rancourt and her boyfriend moved to Montreal from rural Northern Quebec. With limited formal education or training, they had a hard time finding employment, so Rancourt began dancing in strip clubs. These experiences formed the backbone of the first Canadian autobiographical comic book, Melody, which Rancourt wrote, drew, and distributed, starting in 1985. Later, she collaborated with the artist Jacques Boivin, who translated and drew a new series of Melody comics for the American market--the comics were an instant cult classic. Until now, the Rancourt drawn-and-written comics have never been published in English. These stories are compelling without ever being voyeuristic or self-pitying, and her drawings are formally innovative while maintaining a refreshingly frank and engaging clarity. Whether she's divulging her first experiences dancing for an audience or sharing moments from her life at home, her storytelling is straightforward and never sensationalized. With a knowing wink at the reader, Rancourt shares a world that, in someone else's hands, might be scandalous or seedy, but in hers is fully realized, real, and often funny
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Mélody
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rancourt, Sylvie
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PN1949.S7
  • PN6734.M4613
LC item number
  • R36 2015
  • R36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dascher, Helge
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rancourt, Sylvie
  • Stripteasers
Label
Melody : story of a nude dancer, Sylvie Rancourt ; translation by Helge Dascher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Mélody
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn884539691
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
344 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781770462007
Lccn
2014481600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
Label
Melody : story of a nude dancer, Sylvie Rancourt ; translation by Helge Dascher
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Mélody
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn884539691
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
344 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781770462007
Lccn
2014481600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

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