Item #31334 Shirt. Robert Pinsky.
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(Labor and Income Inequality)

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Seidenberg, Caryl (illus.)

Winnetka, IL: Vixen Press, 2002. Caryl Seidenberg’s drawings, reproduced here by polymer plates, depict the simple domestic beauty of sewing materials and, by harsh contrast, semi-abstract visions of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Pinsky’s celebrated poem likewise addresses the injustice of such industrialized and dehumanizing work, beginning and ending with tallies of garment instruments and makers, but centering, literally, the horror of workers, largely immigrant women, killed because of unsafe working conditions imposed by their employers. Pinsky briefly but insistently links the experience of the Triangle Factory workers to modern sweatshops staffed by “Koreans or Malaysians” or other underpaid and obfuscated worker classes. Pinsky, here with visual supplement from Seidenberg, grapples with chaos, form, injustice, and the obligation of the witness and the survivor.

Octavo. (23)pp. One of 135 copies. Inscribed by Pinsky at the half-title: “Warm regards to/ the writer and shirt-/ wearer... / a Wordsworth!/ - Robert.” Signed by Louise Glück at the end of her Introduction and by Seidenberg, the illustrator and printer, at the colophon. Bound in blue cloth over boards. Very fine. Laid in are two prospectuses and an ALs from Pinsky. Item #31334

Price: $500.00

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