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By Philip Levine

ISBN-10: 0679401660

ISBN-13: 9780679401667

ISBN-10: 0679740589

ISBN-13: 9780679740582

Winner of the nationwide e-book Award in 1991
“This assortment quantities to a hymn of compliment for all of the employees of the US. those proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, bathroom toilet, candy Pea, and Packy, paintings the furnaces, forges, slag lots, meeting strains, and loading docks at areas with unglamorous names like Brass Craft or Feinberg and Breslin’s pleasant Plumbing and Plating. basically Studs Terkel’s Working methods the pathos and sweetness of this booklet. yet Levine’s characters also are major for his or her internal lives, now not in basic terms their jobs. they're strangely creative, residing ‘at the borders of dreams.’ One reads The Tempest ‘slowly to himself’; one other ponders a diagonal chalk line drawn by way of his instructor to signify a triangle, the roof of a barn, or the mysterious separation of ‘the darkish from the dark.’ What paintings Is ranks as a massive paintings by means of a huge poet . . . very available and totally American in tone and language.”
—Daniel L. Guillory, Library Journal

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