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Law and Literature
by Richard A. Posner
Harvard University Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-674-03246-0 | eISBN: 978-0-674-05441-7
Library of Congress Classification PN56.L33P67 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 809.933554

Law and Literature is the only book-length treatment of a widely popular subject that is drawing considerable academic attention. Leading legal scholar Richard Posner believes that courses and scholarship in law and literature provide an attractive alternative to courses and scholarship in jurisprudence (philosophy of law), especially since the study of literature can assist lawyers and judges by sharpening their rhetorical skills. The revised edition features considerable new material, including a consideration of plagiarism as well as discussions of novels that grapple with issues very pertinent today, such as illegal immigration, global warming, bioterrorism, surveillance, artificial reproduction, and virtual reality. Posner also discusses the role of the law in popular literature, movies, and television.

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