Prison Writing in 20th-Century America

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H. Bruce Franklin
Penguin, Jun 1, 1998 - Fiction - 368 pages
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"Harrowing in their frank detail and desperate tone, the selections in this anthology pack an emotional wallop...Should be required reading for anyone concerned about the violence in our society and the high rate of recidivism."—Publishers Weekly. Includes work by: Jack London, Nelson Algren, Chester Himes,Jack Henry Abbott, Robert Lowell, Malcolm X, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Piri Thomas.
 

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Contents

PLANTATION PRISON
JACK LONDON 18761916
AGNES SMEDLEY 18921950
KATE RICHARDS OHARE 18761948 JIM TULLY 18881947
CHESTER HIMES 19091984
ROBERT LOWELL 19171977
ICEBERG SLIM ROBERT BECK 19181992
PRI THOMAS 1928
ETHERIDGE KNIGHT 19311991
WILLIAM WANTLING 19331974
JMMY SANTAGO BACA 1952
HEARD 1936
PATRICA MCCONNEL 1931
KATHY BOUDIN 1943
MUMIA ABUJAMAL 1954
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MALCOLM BRALY 19251980

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Tom Wicker covered American politics at The New York Times from 1960 to the early 1990s, when he succeeded Arthur Krock as writer of the “In the Nation” column. He is the author of several books of nonfiction, including One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream, and JFK and LBJ, as well as several novels.

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