Cynthia Carr’s Award-Winning David Wojnarowicz Biography is in Paperback Today.

Posted on October 29, 2013
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Cynthia Carr re-invented the biography genre in Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz.  Shunning the usual pseudo-omniscient narrator’s voice, she instead brings in many voices–many witnesses to the life of Mr. Wojnarowicz–and frequently leaves it to the reader to decide which voice is closest to the truth.  Also–without giving away too much of the story–it helps that Ms. Carr was with him near the end.  This is a poignant story–an emotional story of a great American artist who died too young.  And it is also intelligent, thoroughly researched and flawlessly presented.  It should also be noted the publisher was wise to include high quality reproductions of Mr. Wojnarowicz’s work in this new paperback edition.

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Cynthia Carr’s Fire in the Belly:  The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz is in paperback today.

Bloomsbury.

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