Prison Literature in America: The Victim As Criminal and Artist

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Prison Literature in America—the first full-length study of American prison literature—has become a landmark work in American cultural history, Marxist theory, and the relations between crime and art. This greatly expanded third edition contains much new material, especially on current prison literature, and the Annotated Bibliography of Published Works by American Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners has doubled since the 1978 edition.

"...Makes me question my deep-rooted assumptions about criminality, 'low' ...

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Overview

Prison Literature in America—the first full-length study of American prison literature—has become a landmark work in American cultural history, Marxist theory, and the relations between crime and art. This greatly expanded third edition contains much new material, especially on current prison literature, and the Annotated Bibliography of Published Works by American Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners has doubled since the 1978 edition.

"...Makes me question my deep-rooted assumptions about criminality, 'low' and 'high' culture, and America itself."--Irving Malin, American Literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882081465
  • Publisher: Leonard Hill Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/1982
  • Pages: 303

Meet the Author

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H. Bruce Franklin, the John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, is author or editor of fifteen books on culture and history, including The Wake of the Gods and Back Where You Came From.

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