In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison

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Vintage Books, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 166 pages
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When Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, he received a letter from Jack Henry Abbott. a convict , in which Abbott offered to educate him in the realities of life in a maximum security prison. This book organizes Abbott's by now classic letters to Mailer. which evoke his infernal vision of the prison nightmare.

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Heavy.  He's angry, though from the sounds of it, it is very justified.  He seems insightful in the same way that Mumia Abu Jamal is insightful, and naturally so, because they have similar plights.  The author is intelligent and raises some very thoughtful points.  He furthers the idea many people have that prison is scary.   

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I thought the inside stories of prison were engaging, it was like a story you couldn't pull away from no matter the horrible things you read. I didn't really care for when it went from his story of ... Read full review

Contents

STATERAISED CONVICT
3
VARIETIES OF PUNISHMENT
23
THE HOLE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
43
Copyright

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