In the Belly of the Beast
Letters from Prison
ISBN10: 0679732373 ISBN13: 9780679732372 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Jan 1 1991 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
A visionary book in the repertoire of prison literature. When Normal Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, he received a letter from Jack Henry Abbott, a convict, in which Abbott offered to educate him in the realities of life in a maximum security prison. This book organizes Abbott's by now classic letters to Mailer, which evoke his infernal vision of the prison nightmare.