Writers in Prison

Writers in Prison

by Ioan Davies


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Writers in Prison by Ioan Davies

Writers in Prison is an enthralling study of writers who are sent to prison, and of the metaphors drawn from prison that influence our conceptions of everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780921284437
Publisher: Between the Lines
Publication date: 07/01/1990
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ioan Davies was Professor of Sociology and Social and Political Thought at York University.

Table of Contents



Part I Themes
Prison Writing-Margin and Centre
2 Framing the Subject
3 The Consolations of Philosophy
4 Violent Space

Part II Narratives
6 Underground Man/Hollow Man/the Time of the Hero
7 Riven Situations
8 Death Row
9 Final Solutions

Part III Conclusion
Inscribing the Everyday

Appendix: Biographical Outlines of Prison Writers Mentioned Most Frequently in the Text



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