Criminal Law and the Modernist Novel by Rex Ferguson

By Rex Ferguson

The realist novel and the fashionable legal trial either got here to fruition within the 19th century. each one locations a top rate at the author's or trial lawyer's skill to reconstruct fact, reflecting modernity's preoccupation with firsthand event because the foundation of epistemological authority. yet by means of the early 20th century adventure had, as Walter Benjamin placed it, 'fallen in value'. The modernist novel and the legal trial of the interval started taking cues from a type of nonexperience – person who nullifies identification, subverts repetition and supplants presence with absence. Rex Ferguson examines how such nonexperience colors the overlapping dating among legislation and literary modernism. Chapters on E. M. Forster's A Passage to India, Ford Madox Ford's the great Soldier and Marcel Proust's looking for misplaced Time element the improvement of a uniquely sleek subjectivity, supplying new serious perception to students and scholars of twentieth-century literature, cultural stories, and the historical past of legislations and philosophy.

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