OUT OF THE NIGHT Writings from Death Row

Author: Roberts (Marie Mulvey) Compiled and Ed. by : with the assistance of Zephaniah (Benjamin)
Year: 1994
Publisher: New Clarion Press
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
ISBN: 1873797095
Price: 4.00
Softcover. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Michael Foot. The contributors to this anthology are writers and poets who live continually under the threat of death. They are introduced to their readers not in the first instance as convicts, who have been found guilty of crimes that carry a capital penalty, but as the collective authorship of 'Out of the Night'. This book, at the time, was the only collection of poems and prose by prisoners on America's Death Row. It lets us hear voices from that terrifying darkness, where 2,750 people faced execution. For these authors, their writing is a lifeline and a link to the outside world. They use it to evoke the desolation of imprisonment without hope, and to argue passionately against the inhumanity of capital punishment. Illus., Appendices, Afterword and Last Words. 245pp. trade size softcover. With signs of b/plate removal inside fr. cover o/w Vg.


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