Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references and index. 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.
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 570 p.)
- Edition Info: (electronic bk.)
- Law in literature
- Law and literature
- Legal stories -- History and criticism
- Electronic books
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