This outstanding collection of 35 short stories by our best contemporary authors, like Isabel Allende and Graham Greene, proves that the labyrinthine world of lawyers and the law definitely intrigues and challenges many writers. "Wide ranging and artfully composed . . . a good gift for any practitioner."--Washington Post Book World.
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Mining a rich lode of writing, Wishingrad applies a broad interpretation of the law to include naturally dramatic courtroom and law-firm stories along with those about lawyers in private life and others about legal battles conducted without the aid of attorneys. The works by contemporary authors treat subjects ranging from a lawyer's visit to his ex-wife (in Marian Thurm's intimate "Still Life") to a 1980s takeover casualty (in Louis Auchincloss's "The Tender Offer") to a dangerous liaison between an outlaw and his rival's family (in Isabel correct sp Allende's operatic, magical "The Judge's Wife"). Selections and stories by Franz Kafka, Herman Melville, Thomas Wolfe, John Mortimer and Graham Greene are included; Garrison Keillor and Ian Frazier are among the contributors to the section on humor. This well-chosen collection offers incontestable evidence of the enduring value of lawyers and the law in the world of fiction--if nowhere else.
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Book Description Overlook Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110879515406
Book Description Overlook Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879515406
Book Description Overlook Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0879515406 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0476569