Great Books Written in Prison: Essays on Classic Works from by J. Ward Regan

By J. Ward Regan

the various world’s most vital ancient figures have been imprisoned for containing unpopular or unorthodox ideals. They used their time at the back of bars to write down books that formed the process heritage. This number of new essays bargains a wide-ranging exam of influential works written—in entire or in part—while their authors have been in legal or exile. every one bankruptcy explores a unique textual content and features a short biography and precis of the situations surrounding the author’s imprisonment, in addition to a serious exam of the writing and its legacy. Authors coated comprise Plato, Thomas Paine, Gandhi, Thoreau, Bertrand Russell, Hitler and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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