Heracles' Bow: Essays on the Rhetoric and Poetics of the Law

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University of Wisconsin Press, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 251 pages
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The author, in this series of essays, depicts the law as an essentially literary, rhetorical, and ethical activity. The topics discussed include a talk to students entering law school, describing the intellectual activity of the law, an exploration of the structure of legal thought and expression, and a dialogue which explores the ethics of argument.

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James Boyd White is a lay reader in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. He is also Hart Wright Professor of Law Emeritus, Professor of English Emeritus, formerly Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Michigan, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of many books, most recently Connecting to the Gospel: Texts, Sermons, Questions and Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force.

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