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Criminal law and the modernist novel : experience on trial

Author: Rex Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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"The realist novel and the modern criminal trial both came to fruition in the nineteenth century. Each places a premium on the author's or trial lawyer's ability to reconstruct reality, reflecting modernity's preoccupation with firsthand experience as the basis of epistemological authority. But by the early twentieth century experience had, as Walter Benjamin put it, 'fallen in value'. The modernist novel and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Criminal law and the modernist novel
(NL-LeOCL)363210547
Named Person: Edward M Forster; Ford Madox Ford; Marcel Proust; E M Forster; Ford Madox Ford
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rex Ferguson
ISBN: 9781107012974 110701297X 1107341515 9781107341517
OCLC Number: 823860660
Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The trials of experience: from enlightened subjectivity to Woolfian moments of being --
Mysteries and muddles in A passage to India --
The good soldier and the good reader --
The repeated appeal of Proust and Dreyfus --
Conclusion: experiencing the hyperreal.
Responsibility: Rex Ferguson, University of Birmingham.

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This book offers an interdisciplinary account of the relationship between criminal trials and novels in the modernist period.  Read more...

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