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"This slim volume is Peter's sexiest self-portrait. Read it and weep if you didn't know him. Or read it and weep if you did that we lost him." -Nan Goldin
On December 18, 1974, the author Linda Rosenkrantz asked her friend Peter Hujar to write down everything he did on that day. Hujar met Rosenkrantz at her apartment on 94th Street the following day, where she asked him about it in detail and tape-recorded their conversation. Peter Hujar's Day is a full transcript of that exchange, published here for the first time since it was recorded 47 years ago. The book features an introduction by Stephen Koch, director of the Peter Hujar Estate.
Linda Rosenkrantz (born 1934) is a Los Angeles-based, Bronx-born writer and the author of the "repellently raunchy" novel Talk (1969, republished as a New York Review Books Classic in 2015), Telegram (2003), a history of telegraphic communication, and her memoir, My Life as a List: 207 Things About My (Bronx) Childhood (1999). She is the coauthor of Gone Hollywood: The Movie Colony in the Golden Age (1979). She is also the founding editor of Auction magazine, the coauthor of 10 bestselling books on baby names, and the cocreator of the popular baby-naming site nameberry.com.