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"In the Belly of the Beast - Letters from Prison" by Jack Henry Abbott with an Introduction by Norman Mailer / Copyright 1981 by Jack Henry Abbott / Published 1982 by Vintage Books, a division of Random House Publishers, NY - First Vintage Books Edition / LCC# 81-52257 / Paperback book, 198 pages / LITERATURE - BIOGRAPHY
-- Jack Henry Abbott (January 21, 1944 – February 10, 2002) was an American criminal and author. He was released from prison in 1981 after gaining praise for his writing and being lauded by a number of high-profile literary critics, including author Norman Mailer. Six weeks after his release, however, he fatally stabbed a man during an altercation, was convicted of manslaughter and returned to prison, where he committed suicide in 2002.