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The Resource Law and love : the trials of King Lear, Paul W. Kahn

Law and love : the trials of King Lear, Paul W. Kahn

Label
Law and love : the trials of King Lear
Title
Law and love
Title remainder
the trials of King Lear
Statement of responsibility
Paul W. Kahn
Title variation
Law & love
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Taking Lear as his text, Kahn argues that in the West, we share an ambiguous cultural heritage in which law is both the answer to and the problem of the human condition. We think of law's rule as both a triumph over the state of nature and as a tragedy rooted in our inability to overcome self-interest." "Kahn reads King Lear as a meditation on political psychology, on the demands that politics makes upon the human soul. The play juxtaposes the necessities of love with those of the state and shows us how deeply incommensurate the two are. These are Christian themes, although the play strips them of the redemptive message of Christianity, leaving irreconcilable tragedy."
  • "Law and Love shows what the best interdisciplinary work can achieve. In addition to providing surprising new readings of all of the major characters in the play, this book expands the horizons of literary studies by introducing the concerns of the legal imagination, and it introduces law into the heart of cultural studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kahn, Paul W.
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2819
LC item number
.K34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and literature
  • Political plays, English
  • Kings and rulers in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Trials in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Law in literature
  • Tragedy
  • Politics and literature
  • Lear
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Law and love : the trials of King Lear, Paul W. Kahn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-196) 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
  • The "Little World of Man"
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Mad Trial
  • Ch. 6.
  • An Interlude on the House of Gloucester
  • Ch. 7.
  • "Let Copulation Thrive"
  • Ch. 8.
  • Death
  • Coda: King Lear and the Study of Law
  • Introduction: Law and Love
  • Ch. 1.
  • Love's Trials
  • Ch. 2.
  • Love Banished
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Political Psychology of Rulers and Subjects
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
42389596
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 203 pages
Isbn
9780300078282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99046345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Law and love : the trials of King Lear, Paul W. Kahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-196) 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
  • The "Little World of Man"
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Mad Trial
  • Ch. 6.
  • An Interlude on the House of Gloucester
  • Ch. 7.
  • "Let Copulation Thrive"
  • Ch. 8.
  • Death
  • Coda: King Lear and the Study of Law
  • Introduction: Law and Love
  • Ch. 1.
  • Love's Trials
  • Ch. 2.
  • Love Banished
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Political Psychology of Rulers and Subjects
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
42389596
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 203 pages
Isbn
9780300078282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99046345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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