What Work Is

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  • Author(s): Philip Levine
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    Ed.: 1st ed. New York : Knopf. 1991
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      Winner of the National Book Award in 1991 “This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the furnaces, forges, slag heaps, assembly lines, and loading docks at places with unglamorous names like Brass Craft or Feinberg and Breslin's First-Rate Plumbing and Plating. Only Studs Terkel's Working approaches the pathos and beauty of this book. But Levine's characters are also significant for their inner lives, not merely their jobs. They are unusually artistic, living ‘at the borders of dreams.'One reads The Tempest ‘slowly to himself'; another ponders a diagonal chalk line drawn by his teacher to suggest a triangle, the roof of a barn, or the mysterious separation of ‘the dark from the dark.'What Work Is ranks as a major work by a major poet... very accessible and utterly American in tone and language.” —Daniel L. Guillory, Library Journal
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      9780679740582. 9780307761958.
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      PHILIP LEVINE. What Work Is. New York: Knopf, 1991. v. 1st edISBN 9780679740582. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726855. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
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      Philip Levine. What Work Is. Vol 1st ed. Knopf; 1991. Accessed December 4, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726855
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      Philip Levine. (1991). What Work Is: Vol. 1st ed. Knopf.
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      Philip Levine. 1991. What Work Is. Vol. 1st ed. New York: Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726855.
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      Philip Levine (1991) What Work Is. New York: Knopf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726855 (Accessed: 4 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Philip Levine 1991, What Work Is, vol 1st ed, Knopf, New York, viewed 4 December 2020, .
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      Philip Levine. What Work Is. Vol. 1st ed, Knopf, 1991. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726855.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Philip Levine. What Work Is. Vol. 1st ed. New York: Knopf, 1991. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726855.
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      Philip Levine. What Work Is [Internet]. Vol. 1st ed. New York: Knopf; 1991 [cited 2020 Dec 4]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=726855