Law and Literature: Journeys From Her to Eternity

Paperback | December 1, 2000

byMaria Aristodemou

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This book is an original contribution to the field of law and literature. In addition to seeing law as a form of literature, it sees literature as a form of law, and examines the law-making qualities of fiction to explore the fiction-making qualities of law. Its examples range from Greek mythto contemporary writing, film and popular music, and suggest new ways of living with and entering the legal labyrinth. Aristodemou's style is both accessible and entertaining. The book is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates in law as well as other disciplines concerned with law and literature,jurisprudence, and other options addressing the intersections between law and culture.

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This book is an original contribution to the field of law and literature. In addition to seeing law as a form of literature, it sees literature as a form of law, and examines the law-making qualities of fiction to explore the fiction-making qualities of law. Its examples range from Greek mythto contemporary writing, film and popular mu...

Maria Aristodemou is Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.71 inPublished:December 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198764367

ISBN - 13:9780198764366

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Table of Contents

1. Inventing Reality2. Myths of Origins and Origins of Myths: Beyond Oedipal Journeys3. Theatre as Woman Re-Playing the Word: Towards the Triumph of the Flesh in Aeschylus' Oresteia4. The Marriage of Death and Desire in Measure for Measure5. World Before and Beyond Difference: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights6. Law in the Realm of the Senses: Camus's Outsider7. Fantasies of Women as Law-Makers in Angela Carter's Bloody Chambers8. Archive Fever that Misses the Fire: Legal and Other Textual Memories in Chronicle of a Death Foretold9. Language, Ethics, and the Imagination in Toni Morrison's Beloved10. Dream Harder: Dream of a Goddess in Borges's Fiction11. The Lawyer in His Labyrinth and From Her to Eternity