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The Waterfront Journals free pdf Voices from the margins of American life tell their sad and shocking stories of trickery, betrayal, sex, and defeat in a poignant and powerful collection of more than forty short monologuesIn his full but regrettably brief lifetime, David Wojnarowicz was many things: a visual and performance artist whose radical work incensed the right-wing establishment, a tireless AIDS and anticensorship activist, and, most emphatically, a writer. His "Waterfront Journals" are a remarkable collection of fictionalized stories spoken in the voices of unforgettable characters the author met during his time spent living on America's streets and traveling her back roads. The narrators speak from the heart and from the depths of despair, creating an often shocking and powerfully moving mosaic of American life in the shadows. Here are junkies and boy hustlers, truckers and hoboes. A runner tells of his encounter with two drug-using priests who openly and proudly discuss their various sexual exploits. Whores tell of johns who brutalized them and corrupt cops who did the same. A young man relays his tale of a seedy movie balcony pickup and his shocking discovery that his "date" was not who she seemed. Another man describes sex with an amputee Vietnam veteran. Each of their stories stuns with hard and haunting truths that will leave the reader staggered and breathless, and yet exhilarated.

About David Wojnarowicz

David Wojnarowicz was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, in 1954, and first gained notice in New York's East Village art scene in the 1970s. He rose to fame for his exceptional range, intelligence, and passion, and by the 1980s had become one of the most provocative artists of his generation. In the years before his death in 1992 from AIDS-related complications, he worked tirelessly as an AIDS activist and anticensorship advocate. In 1985, Wojnarowicz brought his fight for freedom of expression to the case of David Wojnarowicz v. American Family Association, in which Donald E. Wildmon claimed that Wojnarowicz's work was pornographic and undermined family values. Wojnarowicz won and was awarded a symbolic dollar. He was thrust back into the spotlight in 2010, at the center of a censorship battle over the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." In 2012, Cynthia Carr published the critically acclaimed biography "Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz."

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Author : David Wojnarowicz
Publisher : Open Road Media
Data Published : 03 June 2014
ISBN : 1480489573
EAN : 9781480489578
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 131 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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