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Prison Literature - A Global Perspective

Authored By: Chhotelal Khatri

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352074051

Year of Publication: 2016

Pages: 212

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 595.00

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About the Book


The Prison Literature over the years has emerged as a voluminous and complex body of literature with canonical writers like Malory, Defoe, Oscar Wilde, Dostoevsky, Chekov, Tolstoy, Alex La Guma, Soyinka, Nehru and Gandhi and works ranging from autobiography, memoirs, and letters to poetry, novel and short stories. The present anthology comprising seventeen scholarly research papers on prison writers from America, India, African and European countries is a pioneering critical work in the field of prison literature and gives a fair insight into the genre. It covers Indian prison writers like Nehru, Tilak, Jay Prakash Narayan, S H Jhabvala, European writers like John Bunyan, Albert Camus, Nikolai Bukharin, Cesar Vallejo, Jean Rhys, Richard LovelaceAfrican authors like Herman Charles Bosman, Alex La Guma, D M Zwelonke and an American short story writer O Henry besides synoptic papers on Prison literature, Prison poetry and Aesthetics of Prison literature.

The book would be of immense value for students, researchers, teachers of literature in general and of Prison Literature in particular. It holds good for those who are working in the field of marginal studies and cultural studies.

About the Author


C.L. Khatri, a reputed, perceptive critic and editor of CyberLiterature and several anthologies of criticism, is a reputed voice in Indian English poetry. He is a bilingual poet writing in English and Hindi. His three poetry collections in English are Kargil (2000), Ripples in the Lake (2006) and Two- Minute Silence (2014). He was awarded Michael Madhusudan Academy Award for his poetry collection Kargil in 2002. His poems are widely published, anthologized and translated in different languages in India and abroad. He has authored eight critical books including one on Vivekananda and edited fifteen anthologies of criticisms. He has completed an MRP on “Indian Writings in English from Bihar and Jharkhand”.His areas of interest include Indian Literature in English, Poetry, Folklore and Postcolonial Studies.

Currently he is Professor, Dept. of English, T.P.S. College, Patna. Email.