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    That Barrikins: Pictures from Mayhew II (Paperback) By (author) John Seed

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    DescriptionThe second volume of John Seed's exploration of Mayhew, recasting the voices from the original text in a Reznikoffian manner, freeing them from the confines of the narrative and thus letting usa hear the voices in a new context. Every word in the book is drawn from Henry Mayhew's writings on London, published in the Morning Chronicle from 1849 to 1850, and then in 63 editions of his own weekly paper, London Labour and the London Poor, between December 1850 and February 1852, and then again in the four-volume work of the same title. From the thousands of pages of Mayhew's investigations, John Seed has selected extracts from those passages where he attempted to record the voices of London's working people. He has cut and rearranged the source texts, and has re-set them as poetry, splitting the lines in such a way as to make them both more easily readable and less easily, or quickly read, in an attempt to get closer to the original voices. The author likens this process to a sound engineer editing a tape to try to get rid of interference or distortion.


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    Title
    That Barrikins
    Subtitle
    Pictures from Mayhew II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Seed
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905700523
    ISBN 10: 1905700520
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    DC22: 821
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.914
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Publisher
    Shearsman Books
    Imprint name
    Shearsman Books
    Publication date
    15 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Exeter
    Author Information
    John Seed was born in 1950 and brought up in the North-East of England.