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The People of the Abyss By Jack London
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Jack London's riveting true account of living among London's poor in early 20th Century England. The American writer's book on the lives and deaths of the poor in the black heart of the British... More > Empire pulls no punches and must be reckoned one of the most vivid accounts of poverty and its causes.< Less
The People of the Abyss By Jack London
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Jack London's riveting true account of living among London's poor in early 20th Century England. The American writer's book on the lives and deaths of the poor in the black heart of the British... More > Empire pulls no punches and must be reckoned one of the most vivid accounts of poverty and its causes.< Less
Life At The Bottom Of The World --3 By Red Jordan Arobateau
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The continuing journal of an old transsexual man living in poverty with his 2 parrots and cat. He is a writer, painter &... goes to religious institutions in his spiritual quest. His life &... More > times. Many interesting interactions with fascinating characters. He lives in the queer, arts mecca, San Francisco. He sits in the sun on fire hydrants and ledges of buildings, writing his infameous NOTES, which comprise these journals; he is seeing a male hustler and a dancer at the gay men's strip show.< Less
How I Became Mountain Woman, A Tale of Two Cowrokers By Gail Wolfe
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A book written to help city dwellers who need to save money. Written by a city raised woman who had to learn many "old country knowledge" things to live well while living in abject poverty.... More > A kind of humorous look at that learning process, the lessons themselves, and how she shared it with others.< Less
George Gissing Classics: The Nether World By George Gissing
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The Nether World by George Gissing was published in 1889. It is generally considered to be the finest of Gissing's early novel. The story is highly dramatic, sometimes violent tale of man's caustic... More > vision shaped by the bitter personal experience of poverty. This tale of intrigue depicts life among the artisans, factory-girls, and slum-dwellers, documenting an inescapable world devoid of sentimentality and steeped with people scheming and struggling to survive. With extreme intensity and relentlessness, Gissing lays bare the economic forces which determine the aspirations and expectations of those born to a life of labor. The book is a classic example of dramatic fiction writing.< Less
African Folklore: Translated By R. S., S. S.
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African tradition of storytelling has mostly been oral; for lack of education was the main hindrance in printing and reading the books of folk tales. The poverty ridden and persecuted by nature, the... More > land of Africa hardly gave any chance to the dwellers to enjoy the luxury of all those things which the Western Society has been habitual to for a very long time. Most of African tales are based on the myths prevalent in the society and they are very dutifully and almost religiously bequeathed to the posterity by the passing generation. This book includes some of the best folk tales from Africa. Enjoy reading.< Less
Eternal Glimpses: A Poet's Legacy By Richard Davi, Lorna M. Davi
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An autobiographical collaboration of subsequent journal entries of a poet delves behind the scenes of solitary tedium and introspection when a spark catches between the heart and brain and transforms... More > into a pulsing literary song on the printed page. Based in Brooklyn, New York in the twentieth century, the written word comes alive through a city dweller that gives his life for his art in the all-too-often darkness of poverty and the clash with social expectations. While a friendly narrative of a life story threads into a likeable character, the poetic expressions, observations, and essays surpass politics, social issues of the day, and religion and exposes the richness of beauty and the limitations of being human. Melancholic in tone, the writing dares to challenge the astute reader to explore the deeper and unspoken aspects of the human condition.< Less