White collar is a 1938 wordless novel about the great depression 1929 told entirely through the linocuts of italian born artist and social activist giacomo patri who emigrated to the united states in 1916. The struggles of the great depression spring to graphic life in this powerful wordless novel which traces a middle class familys downward spiral recounted in 128 black and white linocuts white collar remained largely undiscovered for decades because of its controversial depictions of class struggle unionization and abortion. Nearly unknown for years white collar came back into the public eye at book fairs and in the antiquarian bookstores when a copy would surface here and there only in the past several years have booksellers spear headed by the renowned ken sanders finally realized that this was an important work far less seen than lynd wards novels but . Dover 2016 new edition hardcover new new 144pp quarto 285 cm black cloth covered boards with illustrated wraps this dover edition marks the first time in decades that this classic worldless novel has been in print and the first time ever in hardcover. Recounted in 128 black and white linocuts by artist giacomo patri white collar remained largely undiscovered for decades because of its controversial depictions of class struggle unionization and abortion
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