Great Books Written in Prison: Essays on Classic Works from by J. Ward Regan

By J. Ward Regan

a number of the world’s most vital historic figures have been imprisoned for containing unpopular or unorthodox ideals. They used their time at the back of bars to jot down books that formed the process historical past. This choice of new essays deals a wide-ranging exam of influential works written—in complete or in part—while their authors have been in criminal or exile. each one bankruptcy explores a distinct textual content and incorporates a short biography and precis of the conditions surrounding the author’s imprisonment, besides a severe exam of the writing and its legacy. Authors lined comprise Plato, Thomas Paine, Gandhi, Thoreau, Bertrand Russell, Hitler and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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