Catalogue irraisonnable Vol. 1
This book was edited by Martin d’Orgeval and Erri De Luca is the author of the texts.
Here I am
For twenty years of my life I did manual labor. In order to adapt, my body changed : my hands widened, my spine stiffened. But the principal transformation was in tolerating danger. Every day the newspapers report the death of workers on the job. Each year in Italy there are more than a thousand – an account leaving out the countless injured and disabled. These cases are the result of compulsory risks confronted at every hour of the day, from the highest scaffolding down to the deepest pits of a mine. […]
Excerpt from Erri de Luca’s text