SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN by Carl Christian Jensen

SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A disturbing book -- and one you can't forget. The thought stream of a prisoner suffering from amnesia -- and serving sentence in a Texas prison camp. Through the stream of consciousness method -- in a sort of diary -- one gets flash backs into his past, glimpses of a profound and trained intelligence, groping to the surface, of a background of education and culture, of suggestions of people in his past, of experience half visioned -- and woven back and forth throughout, the sordid thread of the life of the camp, the misery, the human relations and aspirations, the terrors and horrors, the successive breaks for freedom, the work as a trusty, etc. Not an easy book either to read or to sell. But any of your customers interested in mental hygiene, either in theory or practice, will be fascinated with this book. Sell as dramatized psychological study -- a unique autobiography.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1935
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard