City Paper’s Captive Audience

  • 2007-10-30
It’s said the best way to learn a language well is to join an army. The other way, it turns out, is to go to prison. Meet Venda, Tõnu, and Marko. Prisoners, polyglots, and City Paper readers. Of course not only City Paper. If it’s a word on a page, they read it. Tõnu sorts through a stack of newspapers in the Tallinn prison library: USA Today, Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal Europe, Financial Times, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Svenska Dagbladet. And not to forget books: he and Venda are responsible, under the supervision of librarian Malle Arro, for 20,000 volumes. Tõnu learned h...
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