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The Relation of My Imprisonment is 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 faith all true believers must endure. These ''relations'' were usually read aloud in weekly or monthly installments during religious services. Though sincere accounts of suffering, they were nonetheless highly artificial. To use the form selfconsciously, as Russell Banks has done, is not to parody it so much as to argue goodhumoredly with the mind it embodies, the more intelligently to love it.
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RUSSELL BANKS is the author of poetry, nonfiction, and more than fifteen works of fiction admired for their realism and portrayal of working-class people. Cloudsplitter and Continental Drift were both finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes. Two of his novels, The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction, have been made into award-winning films. A member of the International Parliament of Writers and former New York State Author, Banks was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. He lives in upstate New York.Review:
"This is a marvelously written little book, fascinatingly intricate, yet deceptively simple. Well worth reading more than once.""--New York Times Book Review"
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Book Description Sun & Moon Pr, College Park, MD, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Original black cloth in as new condition both externally and internally. Housed in the original dust jacket which is in like condition. Now housed in a Mylar cover. STATED FIRST EDITION. LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 100 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS #44. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This title is a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the 17th century by imprisoned Puritan divines. Designed to be exemplary, works of this type were aimed at brethren outside prison wall and functioned primarily as figurative dramatization of the tests of faith. Banks here uses the form as a means of conversing with the mind of the reader. He attempts to stretch the mind and maps its limits. The does this to wondrous effect. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 003870
Book Description Sun and Moon Press, Washington, D.C., 1983. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Two tiny shadows on the endpapers else fine in fine dustwrapper. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by Banks. Seller Inventory # 273447