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Popular fiction We want everything: A Novel

  • By Nanni Balestrini
  • Price: £16.99
  • ISBN: 9781784783686
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 27/07/2020 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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It was the Autumn of 1969, and Italy exploded. Across the north of the country, factory workers stormed out on strike, demanding better pay and working conditions. The slogan "We Want Everything" rang through the streets.

Italy's "Hot Autumn" had begun. In Nanni Balestrini's fictionalized account of the uprising, a young worker from Italy's impoverished south arrives at Fiat's Mirafiori factory in Torino, where he barely scrapes by with fourteen hour days of backbreaking work. His frustration is palpable, and soon he is agitating again his bosses for fun and giving himself minor injuries to win sick leave.

Soon enough, he is swept up by a snowballing worker movement that leads to months of continuous strikes at Mirafiori. Eventually, the conflict bubbles out of the factory. The growing pressure having produced an inevitable crack, the streets are lined with barricades, and tear gas wafts into private homes.

Title details

Series Popular fiction Title We want everything: A Novel
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date June 2016 Authors Nanni Balestrini
Binding Other Pages 240
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 567
ESB Code 55959 ISBN 9781784783686
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 27/07/2020 if you order today
  Price £16.99

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