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THIS COFFIN HAS NO HANDLES
THIS COFFIN HAS NO HANDLES
Author: Thomas McGrath
ISBN-09348410628 — It is just after World War II, and now the New York — waterfront is the battleground. On one side are union — workers---on the other, the owners and their minions. The — struggle is especially significant because at stake, symbol- — ically, is the new role of Labor in postwar America. — In this book, written in l947, McGrath prese...  more »
ISBN: 265756
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 260
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Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Book Type: Paperback
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An outstanding novel of the New York-New Jersey waterfront in the late 1940s by
a well-known poet, author of the long poem "Letter to an Imaginary Friend". In
the late '40s, McGrath actually worked on the waterfront as a union organizer for
a time, and draws upon this experience for this book. It is an antidote to the
movie "On the Waterfront" which falsified a number of the actual facts about
the lives of workers at that time. At times, McGrath's prose is close to poetry.
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