Shakespeare Saved My Life

Shakespeare Saved My Life


By (author) Laura Bates

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  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 202mm x 22mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Naperville
  • ISBN 10: 1402273142
  • ISBN 13: 9781402273148
  • Sales rank: 122,522

Product description

Their meeting triggered a relationship that has lasted more than a decade, profoundly illustrating the enduring lessons of Shakespeare. This book is an amazing testament to the healing power of words. But it's not just the prisoners who are transformed. This is a starkly engaging tale, one that will be embraced by anyone who has ever been changed by a book.

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Author information

DR. LAURA BATES is an English professor at Indiana State University, where she has taught courses on Shakespeare for the past 15 years to students on campus and in prison. She has a PhD from the University of Chicago with a focus on Shakespeare studies. Her work has been featured in national media, including MSNBC's Lock Up. She lives in Indiana.

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"You don't have to be a William Shakespeare fan, a prisoner, or a prison reformer to appreciate this uplifting book. ""Shakespeare Saved My Life"" also reveals many important truths ... about the meaning of empathy in our dealings with others" - Finger Lakes Times