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Author Beebee, Thomas Oliver

Title Citation and Precedent : Conjunctions and Disjunctions of German Law and Literature
Published London : Continuum International Publishing, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (290 pages)
Series New Directions in German Studies
New directions in German studies.
Contents Acknowledgments; 1.1; Introduction?: Citation and Precedent, Conjunction and Disjunction; 1.2; Subsystem or Public Sphere?; 2.1; In Search of the Invisible Precedent?: Grimm Writes to Savigny; 2.2; Kant, Codification, and Goethe's Elective Affinities; 3.1; A Recursive Process: Kafka's Law -- and Ours; 3.2; Citing the Weimar Constitution; 3.3; From Schiller to Schund: Zensur and the Canonization of Literature; 3.4; German Literature Fights for its Rights?: A Thick Description of an Incident of Weimar Literary Culture; 4.1; Carl Schmitt and/as Benito Cereno; 4.2
Citation as Second-Order Observation?: Peter Weiss's The InvestigationConclusion; Works Cited; Index
Summary Among Western literatures, only the German-speaking countries can boast a list of world-class writers such as Goethe, Hoffmann, Kleist, Kafka, Schmitt, and Schlink who were trained as legal scholars. Yet this list only hints at the complex interactions between German law and literature. It can be supplemented, for example, with the unique interventions of the legal system into literature, ranging from attempts to save literature from the tidal wave of Schund (pulp fiction) in the early twentieth century to audiences suing theaters over the improper production of classics in the twenty-first. T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject German literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Law and literature -- Germany.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441155805