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Writer Edward Bunker Discusses his Life and Work.

Writer Edward Bunker. Bunker wrote the crime fiction classic "No Beast So Fierce," which first came out in 1973, about a former criminal trying to go straight. The book has been out of print since 1986, and has just been reissued. It was the basis of the film Straight Time, which starred Dustin Hoffman. Bunker spent almost 20 years in jail himself, and used his experiences as the basis of his book. He's also written 2 other novels, many essays, and screenplays for Straight Time and The Runaway Train.


Other segments from the episode on July 12, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 12, 1993: Interview with Edward Bunker; Review of Don Cherry's album "The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Don Cherry."


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