Close to the Knives

A Memoir of Disintegration

Close-to-the-Knives

David Wojnarowicz     1991     288p     5 x 8

Written in the ’80s when Wojnarowicz and his friends were sick and dying of AIDS, this is a powerful, tragic — yet beautiful — memoirs. A collection of essays dealing with death, sickness, the sexual freedoms of queer life in New York City in the 70s, being a homeless street kid, sex worker, junkie, visual artist and eventually someone struggling to have their health and life taken seriously by a world that clearly doesn’t give a shit. For those of you that hate police, clergy, politicians and the media, you’ll find good company close to the knives.

$8-15

Other works involving david wojnarowicz, sex, drugs, death, photography, travel, the spectacle, illness, queer strugglessexual violence, police, drag queens, doctors, homelessness, AIDS, patriarchymedia, sex work, art, new york city,  1970s, 1980s

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