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Narrative, Violence, and the Law The Essays of Robert Cover

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ISBN-10: 0472064959

ISBN-13: 9780472064953

Edition: 1995

Authors: Martha Minow, Michael Ryan, Austin Sarat

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"Bob Cover was and remains the dominant voice of his generation among legal scholars. These essays, each one magnificent in itself, are, when taken together, even more important. The wisdom they impart is forever." --Guido Calabresi, Dean and Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University "Robert Cover drew his sources for the authority of law--for its violence, but also for its paideic potential--from the structuring stories that spark our communal imaginations. Literally until the day of his untimely death, his irreplaceably restless spirit was binding itself with the pages of the Midrash, of The Brothers Karamazov, of Billy Budd, Sailor. It is for us now to work also with these--Bob Cover's stories."--Richard Weisberg, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University "The writings of Robert Cover were usually provocative, sometimes exasperating, but always relevant. In his last years, he concentrated on Jewish sources as well as mystical and Messianic thought. This collection of his articles is a thesaurus of some of his finest writings."--Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Georgetown University Law Center The late Robert Cover was Professor of Law, Yale Law School. Martha Minow is Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. Michael Ryan is Professor of English, Northeastern University. Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and Chair of the Program in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College.
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/30/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Martha Minow is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

Michael Ryan received his Masters of Engineering Science and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. Mr. Ryan is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College. Thomas R. Kearns is William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy & Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought, Amherst College.

Introduction: Robert Cover and Law, Judging, and Violence
The Origins of Judicial Activism in the Protection of Minorities
The Uses of Jurisdictional Redundancy: Interest, Ideology, and Innovation
Nomos and Narrative
The Folktales of Justice: Tales of Jurisdiction
Violence and the Word
Obligation: A Jewish Jurisprudence of the Social Order
Coda: Your Law-Baseball Quiz
Afterwords
Robert Cover on Law and Violence
Meaning and Alternity
Subject Index
Index of Statutes and Cases