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    Dead Man Walking Novel by Helen Prejean




     


    Dead Man Walking is a work of non-fiction by Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and one of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille.



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    best lines from the book


    Holding a rosary is a physical act..you touch and hold the smal smoth beads awhile then let go
    "Dont cling to me " Jesus had said to Mary Magdalene. the great secret: to hold on ,, let go. Nothing solid. Everything moves except love ..hold on to love. Do what love requires..



    Background

    Prejean has become a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Her campaign began in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1982, through a correspondence she maintained with two convicted murderers.

    The first was Elmo Patrick Sonnier, who was sentenced to death by electrocution. She visited Sonnier in prison and agreed to be his spiritual advisor in the months leading up to his death.

    The second was Robert Lee Willie, for whom she once again served as spiritual advisor.

    The experience gave Prejean greater insight into the process involved in executions and she began speaking out against capital punishment. At the same time, she also founded Survive, an organization devoted to providing counseling to the families of victims of violence.

    Name

    The title comes from the traditional call in the United States of "Dead man walking, dead man walking here" from a prison guard as a condemned prisoner is led onto Death Row. The phrase may have originally come from the 1909 poem by Thomas Hardy titled The Dead Man Walking.

    One can question where Hardy heard it from not really though cause lieing, however, since there is no way to be sure that he coined the phrase. It was originally used to describe a person who was in trouble and about to get punished, or lose his job. This is what originally inspired prison guards to call out these words regarding a condemned man.

    Adaptations


    Film
    Main article: Dead Man Walking (film)

    In 1995, a film based on the book was made, starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.

    Opera


    The book was also made into an opera with the same name, composed by Jake Heggie from a libretto by Terrence McNally which premiered at the San Francisco Opera in October 2000. The international premiere of the opera was in January 2006, at the Calgary Opera in Calgary, Canada.

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