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Law and literature

Author: Richard A Posner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2009.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Posner, Richard A.
Law and literature.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008035602
(OCoLC)244293207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Posner
ISBN: 9780674054417 0674054415
OCLC Number: 654448775
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 570 pages)
Contents: Reflections of law in literature --
Law's beginnings: revenge as legal prototype --
Antinomies of legal theory --
The limits of literary jurisprudence --
Literary indictments of legal injustice --
Two legal perspectives on Kafka --
Penal theory in Paradise lost --
Interpreting contracts, statutes, and constitutions --
Judicial opinions as literature --
Literature as a source of background knowledge for law --
Improving trial and appellate advocacy --
But can literature humanize law? --
Protecting nonwriters --
Protecting (other) writers --
Conclusion. Law and literature: A manifesto.
Other Titles: Law & literature
Responsibility: Richard A. Posner.

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[Posner] has written and rewritten the most comprehensive study of the connections between law and literature. -- James Seaton Weekly Standard 20100719

 
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