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  • The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz
  • By: Cynthia Carr
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
  • Length: 25 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Fire in the Belly

By: Cynthia Carr
Narrated by: Cynthia Barrett
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Summary

David Wojnarowicz was an abused child, a teen runaway who barely finished high school, but he emerged as one of the most important voices of his generation. He found his tribe in New York’s East Village, a neighborhood noted in the 1970s and ’80s for drugs, blight, and a burgeoning art scene. His creativity spilled out in paintings, photographs, films, texts, installations, and in his life and its recounting - creating a sort of mythos around himself. His circle of East Village artists moved into the national spotlight just as the AIDS plague began its devastating advance, and as right-wing culture warriors reared their heads. As Wojnarowicz’s reputation as an artist grew, so did his reputation as an agitator - because he dealt so openly with his homosexuality, so angrily with his circumstances as a Person With AIDS, and so fiercely with his would-be censors.

Fire in the Belly is the untold story of a polarizing figure at a pivotal moment in American culture - and one of the most highly acclaimed biographies of the year.

©2012 Cynthia Carr (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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"[Fire in the Belly is] unimprovable as a biography - thorough, measured, beautifully written, loving but not uncritical - as a concentrated history of his times, and as a memorial." (Luc Sante, Bookforum)

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