Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-172) and index.
This volume 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 a critical aesthetics of judgment in a generation of writers including Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel Spark and Iris Murdoch.
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.
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