Table of contents for Law and literature / Richard A. Posner.

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Contents
Preface
Critical Introduction
Part I. Literary Texts as Legal Texts
1.	Reflections of Law in Literature
	Theoretical Considerations
	The American Legal Novel
	The Law in Popular Culture
	Camus and Stendhal
	Farcical Trials
2.	Law's Beginnings: Revenge as Legal Prototype and Literary Genre
	The Logic of Revenge
	Revenge Literature
	The Iliad and Hamlet
3.	Antinomies of Legal Theory
	Jurisprudential Drama from Sophocles to Shelley
	Has Law Gender?
4.	The Limits of Literary Jurisprudence
	Kafka
	Dickens
	Wallace Stevens
5.	Literary Indictments of Legal Injustice
	Law and Ressentiment
	Romantic Values in Literature and Law
	Billy Budd, The Brothers Karamazov, and Law's Limits
6.	Two Legal Perspectives on Kafka
	On Reading Kafka Politically
	In Defense of Classical Liberalism
	The Grand Inquisitor and Other Social Theorists
7.	Penal Theory in Paradise Lost
	The Punishment of Satan and His Followers
	The Punishment of Man
	The Punishment of the Animals
Part II. Legal Texts as Literary Texts
8.	Interpreting Contracts, Statutes, and Constitutions
	Interpretation Theorized
	What Can Law Learn from Literary Criticism?
	Chain Novels and Black Ink
	Interpretation as Translation
9.	Judicial Opinions as Literature
	Meaning, Style, and Rhetoric
	Aesthetic Integrity and the "Pure" versus the "Impure" Style
	Two Cultures
Part III. How Else Might Literature Help Law?
10.	Literature as a Source of Background Knowledge for Law
	Arch of Triumph
	From Huxley to The Matrix
11.	Improving Trial and Appellate Advocacy
	Sherlock Holmes to the Rescue?
	Legal Narratology
	Fictional Depictions of Lawyers
	The Funeral Orations in Julius Caesar
12.	But Can Literature Humanize Law?
	Aesthetic versus Moralistic Literary Criticism
	Then Why Read Literature?
Part IV. The Regulation of Literature
13.	Protecting Nonwriters
	Pornographic Fiction
	Defamation by Fiction
14.	Protecting (Other) Writers
	What Is an "Author"?
	Copyright, Plagiarism, and Creativity
	Parody
Conclusion. Law and Literature: A Manifesto
Index [to come]

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Law in literature.
Law and literature.
Legal stories -- History and criticism.