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date: 14 June 2024

Proletarian Literaturelocked

Proletarian Literaturelocked

  • Robert NiemiRobert NiemiDepartment of English, Saint Michael's College


Proletarian literature (from the Latin proletarius, referring to the lowest class of free Roman citizens) is writing in all literary genres by, about, and primarily for working-class people, describing their experiences and often featuring anti-capitalist, pro-socialist, or revolutionary themes.


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