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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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This scathing illustrated essay takes one seemingly simple, everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that surround it. Starting with the construction site and the physical building of houses, the book slowly builds and links more and more issues together: from gentrification and city politics to gender roles and identity politics, from subcontracting and speculation to union contracts and negotiation, from individual belief, suffering, and resistance to structural division, necessity, and instability. Moving from intensely personal thoughts and interactions to large-scale political and economic forces, it reads alternately like a workers diary, a short story, a psychology of everyday life, a historical account, an introduction to Marxist critique of political economy, and an angry flyer someone would pass out on the street. Accompanied by clean black-and-white illustrations that are mocking, beautiful, and bleak, what starts out as an unassuming look at housing broadens into a critique of capitalism as a whole.

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prole.info is an anonymous American worker whose writings and illustrations can be found on www.prole.info. He/she is the author and illustrator of Abolish Restaurants. He/she lives in Washington, DC.

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9781604865301
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Prole Info
Publisher:
PM Press
Author:
prole.info
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Alternative
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