Law and Literature reading list, Spring 2009

The Five Books of Moses, edited and translated by Robert

Billy Budd and Other Tales, by Hermann Melville.

The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories,
by Franz Kafka.

Smilla’s Sense of Snow, by Peter Hoeg.

The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? By Francisco

In the Belly of the Beast, by Jack Henry Abbott.

Borges and the Eternal Orangutans, by Fernando Verrissimo.

Glaspell’s Trifles, available on-line.

Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy, by Leo Tolstoy.

Sherlock Holmes, The Complete Novels and Stories, Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle, volume 1.

Out: A Novel, by Natsuo Kirino.

I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov.

Moby Dick, by Hermann Melville, excerpts, chapters 89 and 90.

Year’s Best SF 9, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn

Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov.

Blindness, by Jose Saramago.

We also will view a small number of movies — most of all Sia — and perhaps I will add a Henning Mankell novel as well.


I can't believe you left out Bleak House!

Tom Bell has a song about the Belly of the Beast.

What other flicks? Sia sounds awesome. Battle Royale was. Any others?

Hmm, why not the Everett Fox translation?

Smilla’s Sense of Snow: The first third is moody and excellent. But the author seemingly didn't know where he was going and lost the thread and in desperation switched to a pulp science-fiction plot from the days of Bug Eyed Monsters ...

Too many books for one class. Encourages superficial examination and analysis. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

what would you include on the reading list if you were teaching an economics and literature course?

I also teach Law & Lit but have never tried the Alter/Moses. Taught Faulkner's *Intruder in the Dust* last spring for the first time and it was very successful! Less so was *Native Son,* but I'll give it another try this semester. Have you taught it?

Thank You usta.

thanks of me

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This books seem to be very interesting.Although I wonder if you have any title about Probate Tucson.I already found some of this books in my own library.

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