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The art of freedom : teaching the humanities to the poor

Author: Earl Shorris
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents the author's observations of circumstances reflected in a maximum-security prison and subsequent launch of a humanities college course for dropouts, immigrants and former inmates who eventually became high-achieving contributors to society.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl Shorris
ISBN: 9780393081275 0393081273
OCLC Number: 759908831
Description: x, 302 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A prison romance --
In the beginning-1995 --
It's about freedom --
Appalachia in Wisconsin --
Black leggings --
Darfur --
Hawakeer --
A crack in the foundation --
On revolutionary ground --
Yaaveskaniryaraq --
Cervantes in Buenos Aires --
A hole in the wall --
Kukulkan and Quetzalcoatl --
The block --
The happiest person living in poverty --
Ahn-neong hah-seh-yo --
On Puget Sound --
In the beginning-2011.
Responsibility: Earl Shorris.

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A conversation in a prison cell sparks an ambitious undertaking to attack the roots of long-term poverty.  Read more...
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"Earl Shorris was one of a kind and his story should inspire us all." -- Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus, The Nation "Earl Shorris was the most authentic and radical of educators: he thought the Read more...

 
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