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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, poemswritten in the last hundred years.

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Powerful literature and a history of the American prison. This collection showcases the literature created by 20th-century American prisoners from Jack London to the present. It offers a unique vision of America from the underside. Tom Wicker's foreword highlights the importance of this unique volume.

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Tom Wicker covered American politics at The New York Times from 1960 to the early 1990s, when he succeeded Arthur Krock as writer of the In the Nation column. He is the author of several books of nonfiction, including One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream, and JFK and LBJ, as well as several novels."

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