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Doing Time At Centurys End Bell Gale Chevigny

Doing Time At Centurys End

Bell Gale Chevigny

Published May 20th 1999
ISBN : 9781559704786
Hardcover
256 pages
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Doing Time, For the prison writers whose work is included in this anthology, it means more than serving a sentence- it means staying alive and sane, preserving dignity, reinventing oneself, and somehow retaining ones humanity. For the lastMoreDoing Time, For the prison writers whose work is included in this anthology, it means more than serving a sentence- it means staying alive and sane, preserving dignity, reinventing oneself, and somehow retaining ones humanity. For the last quarter century the prestigious writers organization PEN has sponsored a contest for writers behind bars to help prisoners face these challenges. The contest honors the best short stories, plays, essays, and poems among hundreds submitted annually by men and women nationwide. Bell Chevigny, a writer herself and a former prison teacher, has selected the best of these to create Doing Time - a timely, beautiful, sometimes devastating, but vital work, which demonstrates resoundingly that prison writing is a vibrant branch of American literature.