Bright web in the darkness / Alexander Saxton.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, c1958.Description: 308 pages : 22 cmISBN:
  • 0520209311
  • 978-0520209312
LOC classification:
  • PZ 3. S27356┬áBr 1958
Online resources: Summary: "Alexander Saxton knows San Francisco's shipyards; the tenement-dwellers, white and negro, who work the swing shift; and the seaman's loneliness - all with special intimacy. But 'Bright Web in the Darkness' is more than a brilliant evocation of a troubled scene. It is a novel of wide power and accomplishment. In charge of the large shipbuilding unions during World War II were bigoted labor leaders. This story builds to its shattering climax in their effort to bar negro workers. Through the eyes of Joyce Allen, a talented negro girl who becomes a wartime welder, we witness a bitter fight against injustice. Tom O'Regan, who saves his wife at a carefully rigged but violent labor election, embodies the book's theme: that a man must take a stand against social corruption or risk being corrupted himself. In Walter Stone, a labor lawyer, Saxton tells of the career of a successful idealist who destroys his personal life through indifference, then unappeasable guilt. The gentleness in Joyce's love story and the unity she comes to recognize (and to create) among many people are the bright web in the darkness. This is a big novel about big issues - not for the courts but for the humanity of ordinary men and women to resolve." -- from the book jacket
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"Alexander Saxton knows San Francisco's shipyards; the tenement-dwellers, white and negro, who work the swing shift; and the seaman's loneliness - all with special intimacy. But 'Bright Web in the Darkness' is more than a brilliant evocation of a troubled scene. It is a novel of wide power and accomplishment. In charge of the large shipbuilding unions during World War II were bigoted labor leaders. This story builds to its shattering climax in their effort to bar negro workers. Through the eyes of Joyce Allen, a talented negro girl who becomes a wartime welder, we witness a bitter fight against injustice. Tom O'Regan, who saves his wife at a carefully rigged but violent labor election, embodies the book's theme: that a man must take a stand against social corruption or risk being corrupted himself. In Walter Stone, a labor lawyer, Saxton tells of the career of a successful idealist who destroys his personal life through indifference, then unappeasable guilt. The gentleness in Joyce's love story and the unity she comes to recognize (and to create) among many people are the bright web in the darkness. This is a big novel about big issues - not for the courts but for the humanity of ordinary men and women to resolve." -- from the book jacket

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