Conscience Be My Guide: An Anthology of Prison Writings

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Geoffrey Bould
Zed Books, Nov 29, 2005 - Literary Collections - 294 pages
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This remarkable collection of prison literature inspires with the eloquent idealism of prisoners of conscience through the ages. The contributors include many of the world's finest writers: Wole Soyinka, Primo Levi, Irina Ratushinskaya, Fydor Dostoyevsky, Henry Throeau. There are moving accounts from victims of the Holocaust, Soviet labor camps and psychiatric prisons, nuclear protestors, civil rights and anti-apartheid activists, anti-colonial nationalists and targets of religious persecution throughout history.
 

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Contents

DEFIANCE
17
ENDURANCE
35
FACING DEATH
59
Daniel Berrigan US Jesuit antinuclear protestor
75
Franz Jagerstatter Austrian antiNazi conscientious objector
82
Sacco and Vanzetti US political prisoners executed
88
FORGIVENESS
96
FREEDOM
123
LOVAm
197
MEMORIES
213
PRISON CONDITIONS
225
Stanley Adams British whistle blower in HqffrnanIMRoche drug scarulal
245
Madame JeantyRaven arrested by Gestapo
252
Jorge Valls Arango Cuban political prisoner
261
Victor Jara Chilean poet executed
267
Rivka Yosselevska Russian witness at Nazi war trials
273

GUARDS
138
A HIGHER DUTY
159
HOPE
180

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Geoffrey Bould was born in Yorkshire in 1920. After service in World War II, he worked in the civil service until his retirement in 1982. In addition to working as a freelance journalist, he established and edited for several years the ecumenical newspaper Interfaith News. An active Quaker, Geoffrey Bould has been a member of Amnesty International's Religious Affairs Panel.

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