Close to the Knives
A Memoir of Disintegration
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.