Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation

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The New Press, 2009 - Business & Economics - 197 pages
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"Working has been a book, a radio drama, a Broadway musical, and now a gripping graphic novel. I can't speak for Studs, but I suspect he would have been tickled to see it adapted by a former government file clerk and wage slave, who knows all about working." --Roger Ebert

In the thirty-five years since Pulitzer Prize-winner Studs Terkel's Working was first published, it has captivated millions of readers with lyrical and heartbreaking accounts of how their fellow citizens earn a living. Widely regarded as a masterpiece of words, it is now adapted into comic book form by comics legend Harvey Pekar, the blue-collar antihero of his American Book Award-winning comics series American Splendor.

In Studs Terkel's Working, Pekar offers a brilliant visual adaptation of Terkel's verbatim interviews, collaborating with both established comics veterans and some of the comic underground's brightest new talent. Here are riveting accounts of the lives of ordinary Americans--farmers, miners, barbers, hookers, box boys, stockbrokers--depicted with unsurpassed dignity and frankness. A visual treat with a visceral impact, Studs Terkel's Working will delight Terkel fans everywhere, and introduce his most powerful work to a new generation.

 

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Terkel's Working from the early 1970s spotlighted the quotidian: 133 ordinary Americans talking about their daily lives. Several years later, Pekar's American Splendor adapted the concept to ... Read full review

Contents

Pecking order
25
Footwork
57
in the Spotlight
93
Behind a Desk
115
Appearance
125
Cleaning Up
143
Second Chance
155
Looking AfterEach otherFrom Cradle to Grave
173
About the Contributors
195
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