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    DescriptionIn Close to the Knives, David Wojnarowicz gives us an important and timely document: a collection of creative essays -- a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the " Fear of Diversity in America." 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 his 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.


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    Title
    Close to the Knives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Wojnarowicz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 10
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679732273
    ISBN 10: 0679732276
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: MMH, MJCJ2
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    DC21: 362.1969792
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    BIC subject category V2: JFSK
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A31544300
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 362.1/969792/0092
    B&T Approval Code: G65323048
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC classification: RC607.A26W
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: RC607.A26 W63 1991
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    25 September 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "David Wojnarowicz is brilliantly attuned to American talk and responsive to the moods and innovations of society's truants. He also has the best conscience of any writer I know. This fierce, erotic, haunting, truthful book should be given to every teenager immediately." -- Dennis Cooper "Wojnarowicz's writing fairly smokes with acrid ironies. It's passionate and personal." -- New York "Everyone should read Close to the Knives to understand the overall political agenda behind suffering, whether that suffering occurs because of a dysfunctional family, religion, or government. Wojnarowicz explores all of his painful life experiences as a plea for all of us to become more compassionate and caring human beings. This isn't just David's story, it's our story, our nation's story." -- Karen Finley
    Back cover copy
    'Everyone should read Close To The Knives to understand the overall political agenda behind suffering, whether that suffering occurs because of a dysfunctional family, religion, or government. Wojnarowicz explores all of his painful life experiences as a plea for all of us to become more compassionate and caring human beings. This isn't just David's story, it's our story, our nation's story.'
    Flap copy
    In Close to the Knives, David Wojnarowicz gives us an important and timely document: a collection of creative essays -- a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the "Fear of Diversity in America." 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 his 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.