February 21, 2016

Mueller-Dietz on Law and Criminality Through the Prism of Literature

Heinz Müller-Dietz is publishing Recht und Kriminalität in literarischen Brechungen (de Gruyter, 2016)(Juristische Zeitgeschichte; Abteilung 6 45). Here is a description of the contents from the publisher's website.
This work compiles twelve essays on the complex relationship between the law and literature as viewed from each discipline. It reveals a profound transformation in the relationship of authors to the state and society over the course of the 20th century. Modern literature reflects this change in conflicted portrayals of major juridical issues. These conflicts are also apparent in texts by important writers from earlier periods.

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