Sounds in the Distance

David Wojnarowicz


David Wojnarowicz, Sounds in the Distance. Aloes Books, London,1982. First Edition. Saddle-stapled photo illustrated wraps, 52 pp., 5.75 x 8.25 inches.

Very good plus to near fine condition, minor bend to back cover and bottom right edge, slight soiling to wraps, previous price sticker shadow to rear cover. Interior is bright, binding is solid. A nice copy of Wojnarowicz's incredibly scarce first book. DM to inquire.⁣

"David Wojnarowicz has caught the age old voice of the road, the voice of the traveller, the outcast, the thief, the whore, the same voice that was heard in Villon's Paris, in the Rome of Petronius. Pick up this book and listen." - William S. Burroughs⁣

These monologues come from David Wojnarowicz's travels across America. He used no tape recorder to recall these texts. In them we hear the singing of tires over rain-slicked roads and the drone of the diesel. And the tongues of people. This is the bottom dog style that D.H. Lawrence identified in Edward Dahlberg, "expressing itself direct, almost as if barked."⁣

Cover photograph by David Wojnarowicz.