Chapter 33: Lessons
Building on an earlier 'Three Lessons on Law and Literature', the author explores 'Every Word Counts'; 'But More So if We Permit 'Extrinsic Evidence'; and 'On Moral Fiction'. Each Lesson identifies the titular phrase's significance for both Law and Literature, arguing that the two narrative disciplines are indeed One. The sources encountered range from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament - arguing that these two texts could not be more opposed both in letter and spirit and that the former has been usurped and manipulated beyond recognition by the latter - to Shakespeare. Ordinary cases from the law of Trusts and Estates, John Gardner's 'On Moral Fiction', and many other twentieth century American literary and legal theorists are criticized from this perspective.
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Weisberg, Richard H., "Chapter 33: Lessons" (2022). Book Chapters. 98.