Saturday, August 6, 2011

A reading list on unemployment

At the Independent Alice-Azania Jarvis compiled a brief reading list about unemployment.

The title on the list under "classic:"
'Down and Out in Paris and London' by George Orwell

Orwell's first full-length work recounts his experience of living on the margins. In Paris, he embraces a kind of bohemian poverty, living day-to-day, spending his last money on cigarettes and working restaurant kitchens. In London, things become far grimmer: homeless and unemployed, he experiences the squalor of hostels and life on the street.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Down and Out in Paris and London is one of Carmela Ciuraru's six favorite pseudonymous books.

--Marshal Zeringue