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Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration (Canons) Paperback – 2 Mar 2017

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Canons; Main - Canons edition edition (2 Mar. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786890275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786890276
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"David Wojnarowicz has caught the age-old voice of the road, the voice of the traveller, the outcast, the thief, the whore . . . Pick up this book and listen" (William S. Burroughs)

"My book of a lifetime, my book for these dark times, an antidote to stupidity, cruelty and oppression of all kinds" (Olivia Laing Guardian)

"Wojnarowicz's writing fairly smokes with acrid ironies. It's passionate and personal" (New York Magazine)

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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)

"Everyone should read Close to the Knives to understand the overall political agenda behind suffering . . . This isn't just David's story, it's our story" (Karen Finley)

"David Wojnarowicz: still fighting prejudice 24 years after his death . . . Nothing I have ever read matches the fury and grief of this writing" (Olivia Laing Guardian)

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The powerful, personal and iconoclastic memoir of David Wojnarowicz, AIDS activist, author and one of the most provocative artists of his generation. With a new introduction by Olivia Laing.

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