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North Atlantic Books. Working class literature - reading guide.'s reading guide on literature with a focus on work and accurate representations of working class life, culture and resistance to power.

Working class literature - reading guide

American Alfred Bester The Stars My Destination - In a world where transportation is possible with a thought, prisoners break free, economies crash and the slums emptied. Gully Foyle is marooned in space with a material that could destroy the universe. He has to give it away, but to who? Charles Bukowski Post Office - The job as a postal worker is a thankless one as Bukowski tries to keep his sanity delivering mail around Los Angeles.

Harlan Ellison "Repent, Harlequin! " William Gibson and Bruce Sterling The Difference Engine - Seminal novel set in an ahistorical Victorian England, where Lord Byron leads the technocratic government funded by trade unions, the Luddites and their Swing Riots threaten London and the first commune is declared in New York. Ben Hamper Rivethead - Down and out memoirs of an assembly line worker for GM Motors over the 1980s. – download free ebooks. The Editing Room: Abridged Scripts for Movies. The Literature Network: Online classic literature, poems, and quotes. Essays & Summaries.

The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells. Three hundred miles and more from Chimborazo, one hundred from the snows of Cotopaxi, in the wildest wastes of Ecuador's Andes, there lies that mysterious mountain valley, cut off from all the world of men, the Country of the Blind.

The Country of the Blind by H.G. Wells

Long years ago that valley lay so far open to the world that men might come at last through frightful gorges and over an icy pass into its equable meadows, and thither indeed men came, a family or so of Peruvian half-breeds fleeing from the lust and tyranny of an evil Spanish ruler. Then came the stupendous outbreak of Mindobamba, when it was night in Quito for seventeen days, and the water was boiling at Yaguachi and all the fish floating dying even as far as Guayaquil; everywhere along the Pacific slopes there were land-slips and swift thawings and sudden floods, and one whole side of the old Arauca crest slipped and came down in thunder, and cut off the Country of the Blind for ever from the exploring feet of men.

And the man who fell survived. "Sight? " Books. Questia - The Online Library of Books and Journals. Welcome to Open Library. Free Textbooks Internet Library. Editorial Economic Wellbeing Recent economic history helps figure out what workers can expect concerning future their economic wellbeing.

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New Normal #1 was the high profits and wages made possible by WW 2 generated savings and pent-up consumer demand plus a lack of meaningful foreign competition. Its demise began in 1973 as business faced added pressure created by OPEC oil embargos soon to be enhanced by increased Asian competition. This New Normal #2 required workers and owners to compete with payroll taxes for a share of company revenue.

The results were stagnating wages as measures by Census Bureau CPI measured median household income and the Rust Belt. Poetry X » Archive of Classic and Contemporary Poetry. Internet Sacred Text Archive Home. The Popul Vuh, by Lewis Spence. Sacred-texts Native American Excerpt from: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America By Lewis Spence Published by David Nutt, at the Sign of the Phoenix, Long Acre, London THE "Popol Vuh" is the New World's richest mythological mine.

The Popul Vuh, by Lewis Spence

{p. 213} [The numbers in the text refer to notes at the end of the study] THERE is no document of greater importance to the study of the pre-Columbian mythology of America than the "Popol Vuh. " The Abbé Brasseur de Bourbourg, a profound student of American archæology and languages (whose euhemeristic interpretations of the Mexican {p. 214} myths are as worthless as the priceless materials he unearthed are valuable) deplored, in a letter to the Duc de Valmy,[1] the supposed loss of the "Popol Vuh," which be was aware had been made use of early in the nineteenth century by a certain Don Felix Cabrera.

. [1. {p. 215} and they are rendered of little use by reason of the misleading notes which accompany them. {p. 216} {p. 217} Quotes, Poems, Novels, Classics and hundreds more. The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources. Happiness in an Unhappy World - Links.