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By Richard A. Posner

Hailed in its first version as an “outstanding paintings, as stimulating because it is intellectually distinguished” (New York Times), Law and Literature has handily lived as much as the Washington Post’s prediction that the publication may “remain crucial interpreting for a few years to come.” This 3rd version, commonly revised and enlarged, is the one finished book-length therapy of the sector. It maintains to stress the fundamental variations among legislation and literature, that are rooted within the various social services of felony and literary texts. however it additionally explores parts of mutual illumination and expands its variety to incorporate new themes resembling the tough and strange punishments clause of the structure, unlawful immigration, surveillance, international warming and bioterrorism, and plagiarism.

during this version, literary works from classics by means of Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dostoevsky, Melville, Kafka, and Camus to modern fiction through Tom Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, and Joyce Carol Oates come below Richard Posner’s scrutiny, as does the movie The Matrix.

The e-book continues to be the main transparent, acute account of the intersection of legislation and literature.

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130. Occupying Armies and Civilian Populations 25 home, also frequently produced desperate reactions. Below is just one example of several of these types of accounts culled by T. C. W. 17 During the Prussian occupation of France in 1870–1, a Rouen newspaper’s account of one peasant’s attempts to preserve himself and his larder provided a vivid illustration of the dilemmas of billeting: The peasants were even accused of keeping back for the Prussians, whose orders they did not dare disobey, the provisions they withheld from their own countrymen; and it is a fact that, on one occasion, in a village between Le Havre and Fécamp, a number of mobiles, who entered a farmhouse at night, only succeeded in getting supper by pretending to be Prussians.

Birkhimer, Military Government and Martial Law (Washington, DC, 1892), 3. 45 An in-depth legal debate on the accepted conditions for military occupation can be found in Revue de droit international et législation comparée, 8 (1875–6), where jurists of the Institute of International Law attempted to address the flaws in the Brussels Draft through an extensive questionnaire. ’, British Journal of International Law, 55 (1984), 249–305. 46 M. Veuthey, Guérrillas et droit humanitaire (Geneva: International Committee of the Red Cross, 1976), 193.

After attempting to put down the insurrectionary movement, he ordered the arrest of fathers, mothers, brothers and 47 The Germans in France, 268. ’ A Treatise on International Law, 565. 48 Des pratiques de la guerre continentale, 356. Occupying Armies and Civilian Populations 35 sometimes grandparents of the head of guerrilla bands, and locked them up in prisons. Also, he ordered those monks and priests who encouraged their compatriots to take up arms to be locked up immediately. These strict measures were followed by swift reprisals.

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