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The Resource Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum

Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum

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Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature
Title
Fatal fictions
Title remainder
crime and investigation in law and literature
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edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum
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eng
Summary
"Lawyers and fiction writers have always confronted crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of both authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches on so many political and psychological themes essential to literature, and comes equipped with a trial process that contains its own dramatic structure. This essay collection explores this profound and enduring literary engagement with crime and criminal justice. The essays in this collection span a wide array of genres, including tragic drama, science fiction, lyric poetry, autobiography, and mystery novels. The works discussed include works as old as fifth-century BCE Greek tragedy and as recent as contemporary novels, memoirs, and mystery novels. The cumulative result is arresting: there are "killer wives" and crimes against trees; a government bureaucrat who sends political adversaries to their death for treason before falling to the same fate himself; a convicted murderer who doesn't die when hanged; a psychopathogical collector whose quite sane kidnapping victim nevertheless also collects; Justice Thomas' reading and misreading of Bigger Thomas; a man who forgives his son's murderer and one who cannot forgive his wife's non-existent adultery; fictional detectives who draw on historical analysis to solve murders. These essays begin a conversation, and they illustrate the great depth and power of crime in literature."--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1947-
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  • LaCroix, Alison L.
  • McAdams, Richard H.
  • Nussbaum, Martha Craven
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  • Law in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Crime in literature
  • Legal stories
  • Justice, Administration of, in literature
  • Crime in literature
  • Justice, Administration of, in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Legal stories
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Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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pages cm
Isbn
9780190610784
Lccn
2016015918
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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YBP Library Services
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(OCoLC)953576362
Label
Fatal fictions : crime and investigation in law and literature, edited by Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, Martha C. Nussbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780190610784
Lccn
2016015918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)953576362

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