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Close to the knives : a memoir of disintegration
Wojnarowicz, David author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 1991.
Physical Description:
276 pages ; 21 cm
"...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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"A Vintage original"--Title page verso.
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.
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