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Prejean, Helen

Overview
Works: 134 works in 370 publications in 6 languages and 9,608 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Musical settings  Prison films  Live sound recordings  Songs  Art music 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen Prejean
Dead man walking : an eyewitness account of the death penalty in the United States by Helen Prejean( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana's Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier's death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. At the same time, she came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute him--men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Confronting both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the needs of a crime-ridden society and the Christian imperative of love, Dead Man Walking is an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty, a book that is both enlightening and devastating
The death of innocents : an eyewitness account of wrongful executions by Helen Prejean( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raises constitutional questions about the legality of the death penalty and reveals how race, poverty, publicity, and prosecutorial ambition can determine who lives and dies after a murder conviction
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
The Moon's a gong, hung in the wild : songs by Jake Heggie by Jake Heggie( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man walking by Helen Prejean( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Danish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talk given at Notre Dame Law School in late 1994 by Sister Helen Prejean about her experiences in her ministry to those on death row
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )

72 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real-life story of an outspoken nun who agrees to be the spiritual advisor of the convicted killer of two teenagers, prior to his death by lethal injection
The big question : a film about forgiveness( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains forgiveness from a multi-cultural perspective, showing that forgiveness is an integral aspect of many world religions
The deepest desire by Joyce DiDonato( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breaking waves : for mezzo-soprano and piano by Jake Heggie( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deepest desire( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking higher ground : Bruce Springsteen rocks New Orleans, April 30, 2006 : for chorus and orchestra by Jake Heggie( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man walking : the eyewitness account of the death penalty that sparked a national debate by Helen Prejean( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, a convicted killer sentenced to die in Louisiana's electric chair
Road to return( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents an original program in New Orleans in which an ex-bank robber and a college professor are using unique drumming workshops to help ex-cons re-enter society as productive citizens. Their program Project Return, leads the nation in reducing the recidivism rate to below 6%
Non uccidere : perché è necessario abolire la pena di morte( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empty chair : four stories : murder victims' families confront loss and punishment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories of murder victim's families reliving the crimes and confronting the loss of loved ones. Their instinct for revenge and debate for punishment by death climaxes in a search to forgive and heal
The moon's a gong, hung in the wild : songs by Jake Heggie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( Recording )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues by Helen Prejean( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Helen Prejean discusses her ministry of working with the poor and death row inmates
A conversation with Sister Helen Prejean by Helen Prejean( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sit down for an hour's conversation with America's foremost writers and newsmakers - no press conferences, no crowds of autograph seekers, just riveting conversation, with intelligent questions and informal, intimate give and take
Dead man walking : opera in two acts by Jake Heggie( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dead man walking : an eyewitness account of the death penalty in the United StatesDead man walking : the eyewitness account of the death penalty that sparked a national debate
Alternative Names
Helen Prejean Amerikaans auteur

Helen Prejean religiosa statunitense

Helen Prejean US-amerikanische Ordensschwester und Aktivistin gegen die Todesstrafe

Хелен Прежан

プレジャン, ヘレン

ヘレン・プレイジェーン

海伦·培贞

Languages
English (169)

French (11)

German (10)

Italian (8)

Spanish (4)

Danish (3)

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The death of innocents : an eyewitness account of wrongful executionsDead man walkingDead man walking : the eyewitness account of the death penalty that sparked a national debateDead man walking : an eyewitness account of the death penalty in the United StatesA life for a life? : the story of Helen Prejean