Prison Writing in 20th-Century America
Edited by H. Bruce Franklin Foreword by Tom Wicker
This unique collection dramatizes the history of the modern American prison and offers a harrowing vision of prison life in America today. H. Bruce Franklin, a leading authority on American prison writing, has gathered more than sixty selections from some of the most powerful works - memoirs, stories, novels, poems written in the last hundred years.
Includes work by: Jack London, Nelson Algren, Chester Himes, Jack Henry Abbott, Robert Lowell, Malcolm X, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Piri Thomas.