The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

The Maximum Security Book Club

Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

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ISBN10: 0062384341 ISBN13: 9780062384348 Publisher: Perennial Published: Jun 6 2017 Pages: 230 Weight: 0.48lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men’s prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them—Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran. On sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, and wanting to educate a different kind of student, Mikita Brottman starts a book club with a group of convicts from the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland. She assigns them ten dark, challenging classics—including Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Poe’s story “The Black Cat,

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