Charles Duff Handbook on Hanging

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Handbook on Hanging

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A Handbook on Hanging is a Swiftian tribute to that unappreciated mainstay of civilization: the hangman. With barbed insouciance, Charles Duff writes not only of hanging but of electrocution, decapitations, and gassings; of innocent men executed and of executions botched; of the bloodlust of mobs and the shabby excuses of the great. This coruscating and, in contemporary America, very relevant polemic makes clear that whatever else capital punishment may be said to be--justice, vengeance, a deterrent--it is certainly killing.

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CHARLES DUFF (1894–1966), who also went by his Gaelic name Cathal Ó Dubh, was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, in what is now Northern Ireland. He served in the British Merchant Navy, fought in World War I, and subsequently entered the British Foreign Service. Duff was a gifted linguist, fluent in seven languages, and in his later years he worked as a freelance writer and translator. His own writing included plays, travel essays, and an introduction to James Joyce; among his many translations were works by Quevedo, Zola, B. Traven, Gorky, and Arnold Zweig.

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This is a chronicle of hanging and other forms of capital punishment throughout history. It is also a tongue-in-cheek commentary on humankind's fervor for public executions and other grisly forms of entertainment. Though published in 1923, this is not out of place in today's society.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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