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The victim as criminal and artist : literature from the American prison

Author: H Bruce Franklin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
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Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Victim as criminal and artist.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1978
(OCoLC)644585671
Named Person: Herman Melville; Malcolm X; Chester B Himes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Bruce Franklin
ISBN: 0195022440 9780195022445
OCLC Number: 3090135
Notes: Rev. ed. published as: Prison literature in America. 1982.
Description: xxii, 337 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The first literary genre of the United States : the slave narrative --
2. The worker as criminal and artist : Herman Melville --
3. Plantation to penitentiary : songs of slavery, peonage, and prison. A. Songs of slavery ; B. Songs of an imprisoned people --
4. A history of literature by convicts in America --
5. Two novelists of the American prison. A. Malcolm Braly ; B. Chester Hines --
6. From Malcolm X to Attica and beyond : contemporary American prison literature --
Appendix: An annotated bibliography of literature by American convicts: 1800-1977.
Responsibility: H. Bruce Franklin.

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