The book troubling confessions speaking guilt in law and literature peter brooks is published by university of chicago press. Peter brooks is chester d tripp professor of humanities and director of the whitney humanities center at yale university he is author of most recently psychoanalysis and storytelling and the novel world elsewhere and is co editor of laws stories narrative and rhetoric in the law. The constant call to admit guilt amounts almost to a tyranny of confession today we demand tell all tales in the public dramas of the courtroom the talk shows and in print as well as in the more private spaces of the confessional and the psychoanalysts office yet we are also deeply uneasy with the concept how can we tell whether a confession is true. Start by marking troubling confessions speaking guilt in law and literature as want to read speaking guilt in law and literature write a review jan 09 peter brooks is the author of henry james goes to paris realist vision troubling confessions reading for the plot the melodramatic imagination and a number of other books . In troubling confessions peter brooks juxtaposes cases from law and literature to explore the kinds of truth we associate with confessions and why we both rely on them and regard them with
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