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Author Stonebridge, Lyndsey, 1965-
Title The judicial imagination : writing after Nuremberg / Lyndsey Stonebridge.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Author Stonebridge, Lyndsey, 1965-
Subject Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Justice in literature.
Law and literature -- History -- 20th century.
English literature -- History and criticism -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-172) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Gathering ashes: the judicial imagination in the age of trauma -- 'An event that did not become an experience': Rebecca West's Nuremberg -- The man in the glass booth: Hannah Arendt's irony -- Fiction in Jerusalem: Muriel Spark's idiom of judgement -- 'We refugees': Hannah Arendt and the perplexities of human rights -- 'Creatures of an impossible time': late modernism, human rights and Elizabeth Bowen -- The dark background of difference: love and the refugee in Iris Murdoch.
Summary Tells the story of the struggle to imagine new forms of justice after Nuremberg. Returning to the work of Hannah Arendt as a theoretical starting point, Lyndsey Stonebridge traces an aesthetics of judgement in postwar writers and intellectuals, including including Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel Spark and Iris Murdoch. Writing in the false dawn of a new era of international justice and human rights, these complicated women intellectuals were drawn to the law because of its promise of justice, yet critical of its political blindness and suspicious of its moral claims. Bringing together literary-legal theory with trauma studies, The Judicial Imagination, argues that today we have much to learn from these writers' impassioned scepticism about the law's ability to legislate for the territorial violence of our times. Key Features Returns to the work of Hannah Arendt as the starting point for a new theorisation of the relation between law and trauma Provides a new context for understanding the continuities between late modernism and postwar writing through a focus on justice and human rights Offers a model of reading between history, law and literature which focuses on how matters of style and genre articulate moral, philosophical and political ambiguities and perplexities Makes a significant contribution to the rapidly developing fields of literary-legal and human rights studies
ISBN 9780748647057 (electronic bk.)
0748647058 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 755005022
Additional Format Print version: Stonebridge, Lyndsey, 1965- Judicial imagination. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011 9780748642359 (OCoLC)730413689

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