Workin' on the Chain Gang Shaking off the Dead Hand of History

ISBN-10: 0472031988

ISBN-13: 9780472031986

Edition: 2006

Authors: Walter Mosley

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A passionate examination of the social and economic injustices that continue to shackle the American people nbsp; Praise forWorkin’ on the Chain Gang: nbsp; “. . . bracing and provocative. . . .” —Publishers Weekly nbsp; “. . . clear-sighted . . . Mosley offers chain-breaking ideas. . . .” —Los AngelesTimes Book Review nbsp; “[A] thoroughly potent dismantling ofYanquicapitalism, the media, and the entertainment business, and at the same time a celebration of rebellion, truth as a tool for emancipation, and much else besides. . . .” —TorontoGlobe and Mail nbsp; “Workin’ on the Chain Gangexcels at expressing feelings of ennui that transcend race. . . . beautiful language and penetrating insights into the necessity of confronting the past.” —WashingtonPost nbsp; “Mosley eloquently examines what liberation from consumer capitalism might look like. . . . readers receptive to a progressive critique of the religion of the market will value Mosley’s creative contribution.” —Booklist nbsp; Walter Mosley’s most recent essay collection isLife Out of Context,published in 2006. He is the best-selling author of the science fiction novelBlue Light,five critically acclaimed mysteries featuring Easy Rawlins, the blues novelRL’s Dream,a finalist for the NAACP Award in Fiction, and winner of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Literary Award. His books have been translated into twenty languages. He lives in New York. nbsp; Clyde Taylor is Professor of Africana Studies at NYU’s Gallatin School and author ofThe Mask of Art: Breaking the Aesthetic Contract—Film and Literature.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Walter Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California on January 12, 1952. He graduated from Johnson State College in Vermont. His first book, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, won a John Creasy Award for best first novel, and was made into a motion picture starring Denzel Washington in 1995. He is the author of the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, the Leonid McGill Mystery series, and the Fearless Jones series. His other works include Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, 47, Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, and Twelve Steps toward Political Revelation. He has received numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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