Poethics, and Other Strategies of Law and Literature

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Columbia University Press, 1992 - Law - 312 pages
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A pioneer of the the new law and literature movement narrates its central vision, which he calls poethics: the revival of jurisprudence through literary sources and techniques. He argues that lawyers, like novelists, must use language that is precise, passionate and real, in order to tell their stories clearly and persuasively.
 

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Weisberg has skillfully woven together two seemingly distant subjects. As he explains, "poetic ethics, or . . . poethics . . . endeavors nothing less than to fill the ethical void in which legal ... Read full review

Contents

Toward a Literary Jurisprudence
3
AngloAmerican
51
Chapter Three Christianitys Ends
93
Chapter Four The SelfImploding Canon
117
The Challenge
127
Chapter Six Lawtalk in America
188
Conclusion
251
Index
307
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