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    Prison writing in 20th-century America
    Penguin Books,
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    xv, 368 p. ;
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0140273050 (pbk.)
9780140273052 (pbk.)
Prison writing in 20th-century America / edited by H. Bruce Franklin ; with a foreword by Tom Wicker.
Publication info:
New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Physical descrip:
xv, 368 p. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-18).
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.
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.
Subject term:
Prisoners' writings, American.
Subject term:
Prisoners--Literary collections.
Subject term:
Prisons--Literary collections.
Subject term:
American literature--20th century.
Added author:
Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-

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