Monday, September 21, 2009

The 10 best books written in prison

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best books written in prison.

One book on his list:
Justine, by the Marquis de Sade

The infamous libertine spent much of his adult life in prison and wrote most of his novels there. His sexually explicit narratives - including this account of a virtuous girl in a wicked world of sexual predators - were composed to fill the tedious hours and compensate for the absence of women. The first draft was written in the Bastille.
Read about another book on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue