Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration - David Wojnarowicz
Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz
First published by Vintage Books, 1991
This edition published by Canongate, 2017
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, dying and grieving 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.