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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth


作者  /  Sarah Smarsh

出版社 / SCRIBNER

出版日期 / 2018/09/18

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 精裝

定價 / NT$910

售價 / 79折, NT$ 719

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獲美國國家圖書獎非虛構類圖書提名,深得各大媒體讚譽,生動描述了美國中西部勞動階級的貧窮,是一部血淚交雜又犀利剖析的回憶錄。

「《心臟地帶》已擠身重要作品之林,這些書包含了戴斯蒙的《家在何方》與Goldstein的Janesville…。Smarsh顯現了”美國夢”的錯誤許諾,使窮人無法翻身。這是一本強而有力的真言錄。」-《紐約時報書評》

作者Sarah Smarsh的顛沛童年是在1980年代到90年代的堪薩斯州度過的,循環性貧窮的力道與國家不斷改變的經濟政策,使得作者的家庭難逃窮忙的泥淖。透過講述她個人與親友的故事,作者逼著我們近距離觀察美國的階級分化,並且檢視”賺得少所以必須待在社會底層”的迷思。她的個人史確認了世襲的貧窮,不論是對個人、家庭與社區都有腐蝕性的影響,它不僅是活生生的驗證,也是一道隱喻,甚至潛入了意識中。

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest.


During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness.

Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. Through her experiences growing up as the daughter of a dissatisfied young mother and raised predominantly by her grandmother on a farm thirty miles west of Wichita, we are given a unique and essential look into the lives of poor and working class Americans living in the heartland. Combining memoir with powerful analysis and cultural commentary, Heartland is an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess.

“Sarah Smarsh—tough-minded and rough-hewn—draws us into the real lives of her family, barely making it out there on the American plains. There’s not a false note. Smarsh, as a writer, is Authentic with a capital A…This is just what the world needs to hear” (George Hodgman, author of Bettyville).







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681650318004
ISBN 13 /9781501133091
ISBN 10 /1501133098
EAN /9781501133091

頁數304
尺寸21.3X14X2.8CM
裝訂精裝
級別
語言英文




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