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The Resource Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum

Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum

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Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature
Title
Fatal fictions
Title remainder
crime and investigation in law and literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lawyers and fiction writers have always confronted crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of both authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches on so many political and psychological themes essential to literature, and comes equipped with a trial process that contains its own dramatic structure. This essay collection explores this profound and enduring literary engagement with crime and criminal justice. The essays in this collection span a wide array of genres, including tragic drama, science fiction, lyric poetry, autobiography, and mystery novels. The works discussed include works as old as fifth-century BCE Greek tragedy and as recent as contemporary novels, memoirs, and mystery novels. The cumulative result is arresting: there are "killer wives" and crimes against trees; a government bureaucrat who sends political adversaries to their death for treason before falling to the same fate himself; a convicted murderer who doesn't die when hanged; a psychopathogical collector whose quite sane kidnapping victim nevertheless also collects; Justice Thomas' reading and misreading of Bigger Thomas; a man who forgives his son's murderer and one who cannot forgive his wife's non-existent adultery; fictional detectives who draw on historical analysis to solve murders. These essays begin a conversation, and they illustrate the great depth and power of crime in literature."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PUL
Dewey number
809/.933554
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.L33
LC item number
F38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • LaCroix, Alison L.
  • McAdams, Richard H.
  • Nussbaum, Martha Craven
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  • Law in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Crime in literature
  • Legal stories
  • Justice, Administration of, in literature
  • Crime in literature
  • Justice, Administration of, in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Legal stories
Label
Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Scott Turow, on my careers in crime -- Part I: Criminal histories. Daniel Telech, mercy at the Areopagus: a Nietzschean account of justice and joy in the Eumenides -- Barry Wimpfheimer, suborning perjury: a case study of narrative precedent in Talmudic law -- Alison Lacroix, a man for all treasons: crimes by and against the Tudor state in the novels of Hilary Mantel -- Marina Leslie, representing Anne Green: historical and literary form, and the scenes of the crime in Oxford, 1651 -- Richard Strier & Richard McAdams, cold-blooded and high minded murder: the "case" of Othello -- Pamela Foa, what's love got to do with it? sexual exploitation in Measure for Measure: a prosecutor's view -- Part II: Race and crime. Justin Driver, Justice Thomas and Bigger Thomas -- Martha Nussbaum, reconciliation without anger: Paton's Cry, the beloved country -- Part III: Responsibility and violence. Saul Levmore, kidnap, credibility, and the collector -- Jonathan Masur, premeditation and responsibility in The Stranger -- Saira Mohamed and Melissa Murray, walking away: lessons from Omelas -- Mark Payne, before the law: imagining crimes against trees -- Part IV: Suspicion and investigation. Caleb Smith, crime scenes: fictions of security in the antebellum American borderlands -- Steven Wilf, the legal historian as detective
Control code
953576362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780190610784
Lccn
2016015918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953576362
Label
Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Scott Turow, on my careers in crime -- Part I: Criminal histories. Daniel Telech, mercy at the Areopagus: a Nietzschean account of justice and joy in the Eumenides -- Barry Wimpfheimer, suborning perjury: a case study of narrative precedent in Talmudic law -- Alison Lacroix, a man for all treasons: crimes by and against the Tudor state in the novels of Hilary Mantel -- Marina Leslie, representing Anne Green: historical and literary form, and the scenes of the crime in Oxford, 1651 -- Richard Strier & Richard McAdams, cold-blooded and high minded murder: the "case" of Othello -- Pamela Foa, what's love got to do with it? sexual exploitation in Measure for Measure: a prosecutor's view -- Part II: Race and crime. Justin Driver, Justice Thomas and Bigger Thomas -- Martha Nussbaum, reconciliation without anger: Paton's Cry, the beloved country -- Part III: Responsibility and violence. Saul Levmore, kidnap, credibility, and the collector -- Jonathan Masur, premeditation and responsibility in The Stranger -- Saira Mohamed and Melissa Murray, walking away: lessons from Omelas -- Mark Payne, before the law: imagining crimes against trees -- Part IV: Suspicion and investigation. Caleb Smith, crime scenes: fictions of security in the antebellum American borderlands -- Steven Wilf, the legal historian as detective
Control code
953576362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780190610784
Lccn
2016015918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953576362

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