RARA-AVIS: Prison Literature

From: Juri Nummelin ( jurnum@utu.fi)
Date: 06 May 2000

I encountered this new book in the library: "The Oxford History of the Prison. The Practice of Punishment in Western Society", edited by Norval Morris and David J. Rothman, published in 1998. It includes an essay by W.B. Carnochan, "The literature of confinement" in which the writer discusses such writers as Bo봨ius (not very hardboiled, that one), John Bunyan and Chester Himes. He lists also "the bird-man of Alcatraz", Robert Stroud as one of the most important imprisoned writers.

Juri jurnum@utu.fi

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