Celebrates the 75th anniversary of the international writer's association, PEN, with an anthology of pieces by writers in prisons throughout the world for expressing their views. Most of the 80 contributions are excerpted from published work, and include letters, diary entries, poems, and memoirs. They explore such matters as food, keeping the cell clean, the loss of family and friends, dreams, time, solitude, torture, meditation, death, and freedom. Among the better known names are Arthur Koestler Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Milovan Djilas, Vaclav Havel, Dashiell Hammett, and Vladimir Bukovsky. Distributed in the US by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.