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ISBN: 9780679732273
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

Wojnarowicz should be on every bookshelf. A prominent AIDS activist (Wojnarowicz was famously sued for calling the conservative senator Jesse Helms a homophobic cannibal) and legend of the mythical 80's Lower East Side art scene, Wojnarowicz writes with the grace of James Baldwin, the overblown, uncouth attitude of Kathy Acker, and a heart wrenching rage that is his alone. This book is essential American history.