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Book Protest: Occupy Wall Street Library Makes ‘Book Blocs’

When Herman Melville’s Bartleby famously took a mount opposite his pursuit as a scrivener by announcing to his boss, “I would cite not to,” he substantially didn’t comprehend what a dash he would make. Now this word can be seen on receptacle bags opposite a country, and it became generally renouned during the occupy movement.

This isn’t a usually literary aspect of a criticism movement. Activist happenings around a universe have featured their possess libraries, and according to the Occupy Wall Street Library, “In Nov during UC-Berkeley, when a tents were privileged from Occupy Cal, students filled a piazza with books widespread open on their faces, accompanied by signs that read, ‘These are a new tents!’ And in Feb in Valencia, Spain, protesting students brandished books during a military in an movement called ‘Books opposite Nightsticks.’”

Now, protesters are perplexing a opposite learned tactic: helmet themselves with vast posters flashy like politically themed book covers. According to GalleyCat, The Occupy Wall Street Library will horde a workshop on Governor’s Island in New York on Jul 29th on this form of protest, that they have dubbed “Book Blocs.” The Occupy Movement wasn’t a initial instance of Book Blocs, that initial seemed in Italy in 2010.

The Occupy Wall Street Library’s print of Book Bloc participants includes titles by Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Thomas Pynchon. What book would we lift during a protest?

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