What are some texts about work?
September 15, 2010 1:54 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for good books (or movies, poems, plays, songs, etc.) that have to do with work - any and all kinds of workplaces and kinds of labour. Work doesn't have to be the exclusive concern, but it should be an important part.
posted by Bergamot to writing & language (49 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking of texts like Death of a Salesman, Under the Feet of Jesus, Roger & Me, the work of Studs Terkel, etc. Work is where most people spend most of their time, but who's telling stories about it? Fiction or non, literature or pulp, contemporary or classic: what books bring the reader into a world of work in a compelling way?