Friday, November 26, 2010

Six books every prison should stock

Avi Steinberg's memoir is Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian.

In The Week magazine he named six books every prison should stock.

One title on the list:
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Nobody understood captivity like Kafka. The Metamorphosis gets at the essence of imprisonment. The experience of waking up in a cell in a prison uniform for the first time is not at all dissimilar to Gregor Samsa’s waking to find himself transformed into a “gigantic insect.”
Read about the other titles on the list.

The Metamorphosis is one of Thomas Bloor's top 10 tales of metamorphosis.

See Avi Steinberg's list of what Lindsay Lohan should read in jail.

--Marshal Zeringue