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Title Great books written in prison : essays on classic works from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. / edited by J. Ward Regan.

Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.8920692 GREA    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Socrates' Trial and Death by Execution / Farzad Mahootian Mahootian, Farzad 17 -- Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy: Why Do the Innocent Suffer? / Heidi White White, Heidi 34 -- Poetic Justice: The Civilization of the Heart in Malory's Morte Darthur / Stephanie Kiceluk Kiceluk, Stephanie 46 -- A Prisoner of Circumstance: Cervantes, Don Quixote and Literary Self-Authorship in the Early Modern Period / Sean Eve Eve, Sean 62 -- Thomas Paine and The Age of Reason / J. Ward Regan Regan, J. Ward 78 -- Thoreau's Rhetoric of Resistance / Peter Diamond Diamond, Peter 93 -- Epistle from Prison: Oscar Wilde's De Profundis [Epistola in Carcere et Vinculis] / Joseph J. Portanova Portanova, Joseph J. 107 -- Bertrand Russell, World War I and Analytic Philosophy / Phil Washburn Washburn, Phil 123 -- His Majesty's Hotels: Gandhi's Satyagraba in South Africa / Martin F. Reichert Reichert, Martin F. 138 -- Jawaharlal Nehru's Discovery of India: The Writing of History, Fighting for Freedom in Ahmandnager Jail / Tilottama Tharoor Tharoor, Tilottama 153 -- Drifter's Escape: Adolf Hitler and the Writing of Mein Kampf / Rolf Wolfswinkel Wolfswinkel, Rolf 167 -- Antonio Gramsci's The Prison Notebooks: A Humanist Reconstruction of Marxism / Brendan Hogan Hogan, Brendan 180 -- Jean Genet: Our Lady of the Flowers in Prison / Afrodesia E. McCannon McCannon, Afrodesia E. 192 -- In the Shadows of Prison: Sayyid Qutb's Visions of a Perfect World / Peter C. Valenti Valenti, Peter C. 204 -- Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" and Non-Violent Social Transformation / Joyce Apsel Apsel, Joyce 230.
Summary "Many of the world's most important historical figures were imprisoned for holding unpopular or heretical beliefs. Some used their time behind bars to write books that shaped the course of history. This collection of new essays offers a wide-ranging examination of influential works written--in whole or in part--while their authors were in prison or exile"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Regan, J. Ward, 1967- editor.
Subject Prisoners' writings -- History and criticism.
Prisoners in literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780786478033