The Maximum Security Book Club

The Maximum Security Book Club

Reading Literature in A Men's Prison

eBook - 2016
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An Oxford-educated scholar, author and psychoanalyst, while on a sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, starts a book club with a group of convicts from the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland during which she learns unexpected lessons in the company of these complex, difficult men.
Topical Term: Prisoners
Social work with criminals
Prison libraries
Books and reading
Book clubs
Electronic books
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062384355
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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tjdickey
Feb 17, 2018

A quick and witty flight through the author's unique experience of teaching maximum security criminals (don't call them inmates!) books from "Macbeth" and Kafka's "Metamorphosis," to "Junkie" and "Lolita." This is a wild ride, and full of very human insights and foibles.

ser_library Dec 10, 2016

both insightful and realistic into prison life and the good effects of reading. less self congratulary than Walmsey's The Prison Book Club

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