The Walls Behind the Curtain: East European Prison Literature, 1945-1990

Harold B. Segel
University of Pittsburgh Press

For the first time, The Walls Behind the Curtain presents a collection of works from East European novelists, poets, playwrights, and essayists who wrote during or after their captivity under communism. Harold B. Segel paints a backdrop of the political culture and prison and labor camp systems of each country, then offers biographical information on individual writers and presents excerpts of their writing.