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Prison writing in 20th-century America

Author: H Bruce Franklin
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of prison literature. The entries range from Jack London's account of his jailers' brutality, to Mumia Abdul-Jamal's writing "live from Death Row." Sixty stories, poems, memoirs and excerpts of novels.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Poetry
Autobiographies
Fiction
Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prison writing in 20th-century America.
New York : Penguin Books, 1998
(OCoLC)605565306
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Bruce Franklin
ISBN: 0140273050 9780140273052
OCLC Number: 37792559
Description: xv, 368 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: From plantation to penitentiary. Plantation prison --
Autobiography of an imprisoned peon --
Songs of the prison plantation. "Go down Old Hannah" ; " Midnight special" ; "Easy rider." The early modern American prison. "'Pinched : a prison experience" ; "The pen : long days in a county penitentiary" / Jack London --
from My life in prison / Donald Lowrie --
"Cell mates" / Agnes Smedley --
from Crime and criminals / Kate Richards O'Hare --
"A California holiday" / Jim Tully --
"Ladies in durance vile" / Ernest Booth --
"To what red hell?" / Chester Himes --
"El Presidente de Méjico" / Nelson Algren --
"Memories of West Street and Lepke" / Robert Lowell. The movement and the prison. from The autobiography of Malcolm X / Malcolm X --
from Soledad brother / George Jackson --
from The naked soul of Iceberg Slim / Iceberg Slim (Robert Beck) --
"Formula for Attica repeats" / Mshaka (Willie Monroe) --
from Seven long times / Piri Thomas --
from In the belly of the beast / Jack Henry Abbott --
from Assata / Assata Shakur (JoAnne Chesimard). The Literary renaissance. from On the yard / Malcolm Braly --
"The warden said to me the other day" ; "Hard Rock returns to prison from the hospital for the criminal insane" ; "For freckle-faced Gerald" / Etheridge Knight --
"Quarry/Rock : a reality poem in the tradition of Genet" ; "Always we watch them" ; "Shakedown & more" / Paul Mariah --
"In Santa Cruz" ; "The gone one" / Norma Stafford --
from "Sestina to San Quentin" ; "Poetry" ; "Who's bitter?" / William Wantling --
"Spring" ; "Confessions of a jailhouse lawyer" / Michael Hogan --
"Lower court" ; "35 years a correctional officer" ; "On being counted" / Carolyn Baxter --
"The new warden" ; "The county jail" ; "I applied for the board" / Jimmy Santiago Baca --
"Easy to kill" ; "The bus ride" / Jackie Ruzas --
from Little boy blue / Edward Bunker --
from House of slammers / Nathan C. Heard --
"Of cold places" ; "Autumn yard" ; "First day of Hanukkah" / Charles Culhane --
"Sing soft, sing loud" / Patricia McConnel --
from Notes from the country club / Kim Wozencraft --
"Diamond Bob" ; "The blues merchant" ; "Nobody's hoss" ; "Barracuda and Sheryl" ; "Shing-a-Ling and China" / Jerome Washington --
"Our skirt" ; "The call" / Kathy Boudin. The American Gulag today. "AIDS: The view from a prison cell" ; "A prescription for torture" ; "A Mount Everest of time" / Dannie Martin ("Red Hog") --
"B-block days and nightmares" ; "Skeleton Bay" ; "Already out of the game" / Mumia Abu-Jamal --
"Past present" / Jimmy Santiago Baca.
Other Titles: Prison writing in twentieth-century America
Responsibility: edited by H. Bruce Franklin ; with a foreword by Tom Wicker.

Abstract:

An anthology of prison literature. The entries range from Jack London's account of his jailers' brutality, to Mumia Abdul-Jamal's writing "live from Death Row." Sixty stories, poems, memoirs and excerpts of novels.

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