Reading Lolita in Maximum Security PrisonPrint
Plus: underground art beneath Dupont Circle and headless chickens in Chile
By Stephanie Bastek
July 11, 2016
How do you run a literature course for convicts? What do a headless chicken and Pinochet have in common? Mikita Brottman discusses her new book, The Maximum Security Book Club; Idra Novey reads a short story; and we venture underground to check out what’s happening to the abandoned streetcar tunnels under Washington, D.C.
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