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Legal Fictions: Short Stories About Lawyers and the Law

by Jay Wishengrad

Other authors: William Gaddis (Contributor)

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"The labyrinthine world of lawyers and the law has intrigued and challenged many writers, as this one-of-a-kind collection of 35 short stories by our best contemporary authors proves beyond a reasonable doubt. This outstanding collection includes stories about young lawyers, junior partners, senior partners and name partners; some are successful lawyers, some are struggling through personal or professional crises. International in scope, the collection looks at lawyers and the law around the world; it also includes some of the best humorous pieces ever written about the law." "The law and literature connection has intrigued many writers including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickens and Kafka. In his introduction, lawyer and writer Jay Wishingrad explores this connection, discussing its antecedents and its literary and legal proponents today as well as the connection between deconstruction and the Critical Legal Studies movement." "Essential reading for literary lawyers as well as the general reader, Legal Fictions is a comprehensive and entertaining literary look at a perennially fascinating and controversial subject - lawyers and the law."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)

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