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Housing Benefit Hill And Other Places

Housing Benefit Hill And Other Places

Collected Columns 1993-1998

CJ Stone and Penny Rimbaud (Introduction by)

$14.95
  • Publisher: AK Press
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 248
  • Released: Jan 1, 2002
  • ISBN-13: 9781902593432

Published by AK Press

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Culled from his regular columns in the London Guardian and Britain's homeless paper, The Big Issue, Stone passionately documents life as experienced "in every run-down council estate in the land, peopled by the forgotten generation of post-Thatcherite Britain: the poor, the ejected, the rejected, the lost." Not since Orwell has someone written with such vigor, passion, and anger, about the other half. Unlike Orwell, C.J. isn't just paying a visit, that's where he's always lived.
"The last time I spoke to C.J. was a year or two back; he'd given up writing and become a car park attendant. 'But why?' I asked him. 'Because for the time being I've had enough of going nowhere he replied.' Now isn't that just it?" —Penny Rimbaud, from the preface

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