The Resource We Want Everything : A Novel, (electronic resource)

We Want Everything : A Novel, (electronic resource)

Label
We Want Everything : A Novel
Title
We Want Everything
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Nanni Balestrini ; introduction by Rachel Kushner.
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explosive novel of Italy's revolutionary 1969 by leading Italian novelist It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent would erupt in what became known as Italy's “Hot Autumn.” A young worker from the impoverished south arrives at Fiat's Mirafiori factory in Turin, where his darker complexion begins to fade from the fourteen-hour workdays in sweltering industrial heat. He is frequently late for work, and sells his blood when money runs low. He fakes a crushed finger to win sick leave. His bosses try to withhold his wages. Our cynical, dry-witted narrator will not bend to their will. “I want everything, everything that's owed to me,” he tells them. “Nothing more and nothing less, because you don't mess with me.” Around him, students are holding secret meetings and union workers begin halting work on the assembly lines, crippling the Mirafiori factory with months of continuous strikes. Before long, barricades line the roads, tear gas wafts into private homes, and the slogan “We Want Everything” is ringing through the streets. Wrought in spare and measured prose, Balestrini's novel depicts an explosive uprising. Introduced by Rachel Kushner, the author of the best-selling The Flamethrowers, We Want Everything is the incendiary fictional account of events that led to a decade of revolt
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Summary
"It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent would erupt in what became known as Italy's 'Hot Autumn'. A young worker from the impoverished south arrives at Fiat's Mirafiori factory in Turin, where his darker complexion begins to fade from the fourteen-hour workdays in sweltering industrial heat. He is frequently late for work, and sells his blood when money runs low. He fakes a crushed finger to win sick leave. His bosses try to withhold his wages. Our cynical, dry-witted narrator will not bend to their will. 'I want everything, everything that's owed to me,' he tells them. 'Nothing more and nothing less, because you don't mess with me.' Around him, students are holding secret meetings and union workers begin halting work on the assembly lines, crippling the Mirafiori factory with months of continuous strikes. Before long, barricades line the roads, tear gas wafts into private homes, and the slogan 'We Want Everything' is ringing through the streets."--Dust jacket
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Character
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10515973
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
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Balestrini, Nanni
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General adult
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Kushner, Rachel
  • 3M Company
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True
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  • Labor disputes
  • Blue collar workers
  • Poor people's resistance and revolts
  • Working class
  • Labor unions
  • Poverty
  • Strikes
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
We Want Everything : A Novel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-mef8oz9
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781784783709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781784783709
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
mef8oz9
Label
We Want Everything : A Novel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-mef8oz9
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781784783709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781784783709
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
mef8oz9

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