1 Until the 1970s, there was little trace in the scholarship, if any, of that approach to law which is now commonly referred to as ‘law and literature’ (Calvo Gonzalez, 1996, 18). Indeed, to most people, ‘law’ and ‘literature’ are disciplines that may have something in common—they both are based on the use of words, rhetoric is an essential element of the practice of law and the practice of literature, and both practices require spending a considerable amount of time reading—but are ultimately two different things. One is rigour, techné, power; the other is...
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