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Close to the knives : a memoir of disintegration

Author: David Wojnarowicz
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"...From the author's violent childhood in suburbia to eventual homelessness on the streets and piers of New York City, to recognition as one of the most provocative artists of his generation -- Close to the Knives is [the author's] powerful and iconoclastic memoir. Street life, drugs, art and nature, family, AIDS, politics, friendship and acceptance: Wojnarowicz challenges us to examine our lives -- politically,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wojnarowicz, David.
Close to the knives.
New York : Vintage Books, 1991
(OCoLC)555607262
Online version:
Wojnarowicz, David.
Close to the knives.
New York : Vintage Books, 1991
(OCoLC)608345613
Named Person: David Wojnarowicz; David Wojnarowicz; David Wojnarowicz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wojnarowicz
ISBN: 9780679732273 0679732276
OCLC Number: 21902029
Notes: "A Vintage original"--Title page verso.
Description: 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Self-portrait in twenty-three rounds --
Losing the form in darkness --
In the shadow of the American Dream : soon all this will be picturesque ruins --
Being Queer in America : a journal of disintegration --
Living close to the knives --
Postcards from America : X-rays from hell ; The seven deadly sins fact sheet ; Additional statistics and facts --
Do not doubt the dangerousness of the 12-inch-tall politician --
The suicide of a guy who once built an elaborate shrine over a mouse hole.
Responsibility: David Wojnarowicz.
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"...From the author's violent childhood in suburbia to eventual homelessness on the streets and piers of New York City, to recognition as one of the most provocative artists of his generation -- Close to the Knives is [the author's] powerful and iconoclastic memoir. Street life, drugs, art and nature, family, AIDS, politics, friendship and acceptance: Wojnarowicz challenges us to examine our lives -- politically, socially, emotionally, and aesthetically."-- Publisher description.

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