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The Resource The relation of my imprisonment : a fiction, by Russell Banks

The relation of my imprisonment : a fiction, by Russell Banks

Label
The relation of my imprisonment : a fiction
Title
The relation of my imprisonment
Title remainder
a fiction
Statement of responsibility
by Russell Banks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Relation of My Imprisonment a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the seventeenth century by imprisoned Puritan divines. Designed to be exemplary, works of this type were aimed at brethren outside the prison walls and functioned primarily as figurative dramatization of the test of fait all true believers must endure. These "relation," framed by scripture and by a sermon explicating the text, were usually read aloud in weekly or monthly installments during religious services. Utterly sincere and detailed recounting of suffering, they were nonetheless highly artificial. To use the form self-consciously, as Russell Banks has done, is not to parody it so much as to argue good-humoredly with the mind it embodies, to explore and, if possible, to map the limits of that mind, the more intelligently to love it
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-
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Banks, Russell
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Label
The relation of my imprisonment : a fiction, by Russell Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9853498
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9780940650244
Isbn Type
(lim. signed ed.)
Lccn
83017873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)899032
Label
The relation of my imprisonment : a fiction, by Russell Banks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9853498
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9780940650244
Isbn Type
(lim. signed ed.)
Lccn
83017873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)899032

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