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Law's Stories Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law

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ISBN-10: 0300074905

ISBN-13: 9780300074901

Edition: 1998

Authors: Peter Brooks, Paul Gewirtz

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This notable book brings together an exceptional group of well- known figures in law and literary studies to take a probing look at how and why stories are told in the law and how they are constructed and made effective.
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.90" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Peter Brooks is the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar at Princeton University. He is the author of many works of literary criticism, including "Henry James Goes to Paris" (Princeton), "Reading for the Plot", "Psychoanalysis and Storytelling", and "Troubling Confessions". He is also the author of two novels, "The Emperor's Body" and "World Elsewhere".

Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law
The Law as Narrative and Rhetoric
Stories in Law
Legal Storytelling and Constitutional Law: The Medium and the Message
Leontius' Tale
Storytelling on Its Own Terms
Proclaiming Trials as Narratives: Premises and Pretenses
Untold Stories in the Law
Life Is Not a Dramatic Narrative
The Side-Bar Conference
Rhetoric and Result in the Bobby Seale Trial
Storytelling Without Fear? Confession in Law and Literature
Victims and Voyeurs: Two Narrative Problems at the Criminal Trial
Some Stories About Confessions and Confessions About Stories
Speech Acts in Criminal Cases
Legal Rhetoric
The Rhetoric of the Judicial Opinion
Judicial Opinions as Literature
A Night in the Topics: The Reason of Legal Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Legal Reason
In the Eyes of the Law: Reflections on the Authority of Legal Discourse
Law's Stories as Reality and Politics