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Studs Terkel's Working

A Graphic Adaptation

By Harvey Pekar

"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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Format: Book
Author: Pekar, Harvey
Title: Studs Terkel's Working : a graphic adaptation / adapted by Harvey Pekar ; edited by Paul Buhle.
Publisher Date: New York : New Press ; [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, c2009.
Subject: Working class -- United States -- Pictorial works. Working class -- United States -- Interviews. Working class -- United States -- Attitudes
Isbn: 9781595583215 1595583211
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Format: Book
Author: Pekar, Harvey
Title: Studs Terkel's Working : a graphic adaptation / adapted by Harvey Pekar ; edited by Paul Buhle.
Publisher, Date: New York : New Press ; [Jackson, Tenn.] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, c2009.
Description: xxv, 197 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Working class -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Subjects: Working class -- United States -- Interviews.
Subjects: Working class -- United States -- Attitudes
Other Author: Buhle, Paul, 1944-
Other Author: Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Working
Notes: Adaptation of: Working : people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do / Studs Terkel. New York : Pantheon Books, 1974.
LCCN: 2008047894
ISBN: 9781595583215
ISBN: 1595583211
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Call Number: 331.20973 Pek