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Common people : an anthology of working-class writers

By: Barr, Damian(Contributions by) Blackman, Malorie(Contributions by) Doughty, Louise(Contributions by) McInerney, Lisa(Contributions by) Rentzenbrink, Cathy(Contributions by) de Waal, Kit(Edited by)

1783527455 / 9781783527458
Paperback
820.809206240905
01/05/2019
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England
20 cm 400 pages
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Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed. Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences, the everyday wisdom and poetry of the woman at the bus stop, the waiter, the hairdresser.

Here, Kit de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class. Features original pieces from Damian Barr, Malorie Blackman, Lisa Blower, Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty, Stuart Maconie, Chris McCrudden, Lisa McInerney, Paul McVeigh, Daljit Nagra, Dave O'Brien, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Anita Sethi, Tony Walsh, Alex Wheatle and more.

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DQ Anthologies (non-poetry), JFC Cultural studies, JFSC Social classes

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