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The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Lyndsey Stonebridge

Abstract

This book tells the story of the struggle to imagine new forms of justice after Nuremberg. Returning to the work of Hannah Arendt as a theoretical starting point, the author traces an aesthetics of judgement in post-war writers and intellectuals, including Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel Spark and Iris Murdoch. Writing in the false dawn of a new era of international justice and human rights, these complicated women intellectuals were drawn to the law because of its promise of justice, yet critical of its political blindness and suspicious of its moral claims. Bringing together literary-l ... More

Keywords: Nuremburg, Hannah Arendt, aesthetics of judgement, Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen, Muriel Spark, Iris Murdoch, international justice, human rights, scepticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748642359
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lyndsey Stonebridge, author