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100 1  Brottman, Mikita,|d1966-|eVerfasserIn.|4aut 
245 14 The maximum security book club :|breading literature in a 
       men's prison|h[ebook] 
264  1 [United States] :|bHarper Collins Publishers,|c2016 
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520    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," and Nabokov's Lolita-books 
       that don't flinch from evoking the isolation of the human 
       struggle, the pain of conflict, and the cost of 
       transgression. Although Brottman is already familiar with 
       these works, the convicts open them up in completely new 
       ways. Their discussions may "only" be about literature, 
       but for the prisoners, everything is at stake. Gradually, 
       the inmates open up about their lives and families, their 
       disastrous choices, their guilt and loss. Brottman also 
       discovers that life in prison, while monotonous, is never 
       without incident. The book club members struggle with 
       their assigned reading through solitary confinement; on 
       lockdown; in between factory shifts; in the hospital; and 
       in the middle of the chaos of blasting televisions, 
       incessant chatter, and the constant banging of metal 
       doors. Though The Maximum Security Book Club never loses 
       sight of the moral issues raised in the selected reading, 
       it refuses to back away from the unexpected insights 
       offered by the company of these complex, difficult men. It
       is a compelling, thoughtful analysis of literature-and 
       prison life-like nothing you've ever read before 
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650  0 Prisoners|xBooks and reading|zMaryland|zJessup 
650  0 Social work with criminals|zMaryland|zJessup 
650  0 Prison libraries|zMaryland|zJessup 
650  0 LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading 
650  0 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs 
650  0 PSYCHOLOGY / General 
650  0 Electronic books 
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