Fitting Sentences

Fitting Sentences

Identity in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Prison Narratives

eBook - 2005
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"Fitting Sentences is an analysis of writings by prisoners from nineteenth- and twentieth-century North America, South Africa, and Europe. Jason Haslam examines the ways in which these writers reconfigure subjectivity and its relationship with social power structures, especially the prison itself, while also detailing the relationship between prison and slave narratives. Specifically, Haslam reads texts by Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Jacobs, Oscar Wilde, Martin Luther King, Jr, Constance Lytton, and Breyten Breytenbach to find the commonalities and divergences in their stories."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2005
ISBN: 9781442674943
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 264 pages)


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