Close to the Knives : A Memoir of Disintegration
'pays tribute to Wojnarowicz’s seductive and rebellious contribution to the art world through his own poignant words' - Dazed Digital
Artist, writer and activist David Wojnarowicz's extraordinary memoir
I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can. Close to the Knives is the artist, writer and activist David Wojnarowicz's extraordinary memoir.
Filthy, beautiful, and sharp to the point of piercing, it is both an exploration of the world seen through the eyes of an artist, and a moving portrait of a generation living, grieving, and dying through the AIDS crisis. It is a triumphant hymn of resistance, and a dizzying celebration of the joys of seeing and living in the world.
- Author: David Wojnarowicz
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Date published: March 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1786890276
- Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.1 cm