NABOKV-L post 0020369, Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:04:25 -0400

Best prison literature as Tome Raider is jailed ...

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Best prison literature as Tome Raider is jailed

With notorious British rare book thief William Jacques, the Tome Raider to some, jailed once again, AbeBooks is showcasing some of the finest prison literature ever published. Considering prison is a place no-one wishes to visit, there is a vast number of books about it and some of the biggest names in the business have addressed the theme of imprisonment. John Cheever, Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Vladimir Nabokov - lots of different perspectives from the food on death row to the fear to a football team consisting mostly of killers.

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