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The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System

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Thane Rosenbaum

The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2005

We are obsessed with watching television shows and feature films about lawyers, reading legal thrillers, and following real-life trials. Yet, at the same time, most of us don't trust lawyers and hold them and the legal system in very low esteem. In The Myth of Moral Justice , law professor and novelist Thane Rosenbaum suggests that this paradox stems from the fact that citizens and the courts are at odds when it comes to their definitions of justice. With a lawyer's expertise and a novelist's sensability, Rosenbaum tackles complicated philosophical questions about our longing for moral justice. He also takes a critical look at what our legal system does to the spirits of those who must come before the law, along with those who practice within it.

  

The Golems of Gotham

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Thane Rosenbaum (Author)

The Golems of Gotham

Editura: HARPER COLLINS

Anul aparitiei: 2003

Many years have passed since Oliver Levin -- a bestselling mystery writer and a lifetime sufferer from blocked emotions -- has given any thought to his parents, Holocaust survivors who committed suicide. But now, after years of uninterrupted literary output, Oliver Levin finds himself blocked as a writer, too. Oliver's fourteen-year-old daughter, Ariel, sets out to free her father from his demons by summoning the ghosts of his parents, but, along the way, the ghosts of Primo Levi, Jerzy Kosinski, and Paul Celan, among others, also materialize in this novel of moral philosophy and unforgettable enchantment.

  

Elijah Visible: Stories

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Thane Rosenbaum (Author)

Elijah Visible: Stories

Editura: GRIFFIN

Anul aparitiei: 1999

With the publication of Elijah Visible, Thane Rosenbaum emerged as a fresh and important new voice on the American literary scene, a young writer in the great Jewish storytelling tradition of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Isaac Babel. In this haunting debut, Rosenbaum weaves together nine postmodern tales about Adam Posner, a young man determined to climb the American corporate ladder, who finds himself paralyzed by he legacy of the Holocaust. Encumbered by the psychic screams of his deceased parents, Posner embodies the disintegration, as well as the spiritual search, of the modern Jewish family. Rosenbaum's stunning portrait of the post-Holocaust world will resonate with contemporary readers of all backgrounds.

  

Second Hand Smoke

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Thane Rosenbaum (Author)

Second Hand Smoke

Editura: GRIFFIN

Anul aparitiei: 2000

In the seamy atmosphere of Miami Beach's Collins Avenue, Mila Katz, a streaky card shark and confidante of mobsters, lives by the wits with which she has survived the Holocaust. Second Hand Smoke is the story of Mila's sons, Issac and Duncan, the one secretly abandoned in Poland, and the other, American-born, raised as an avenging Nazi hunter, poisoned with rage. Told in bursts of fractured realism and dark comedy, Second Hand Smoke is a postmodern mystery of great lyrical power, deep insight, and emotional resonance.

  

The Stranger Within Sarah Stein

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Thane Rosenbaum (Author)

The Stranger Within Sarah Stein

Editura: TEXAS TECH UNIV PR

Anul aparitiei: 2012

  

Payback: The Case for Revenge

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Thane Rosenbaum (Author)

Payback: The Case for Revenge

Editura: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR

Anul aparitiei: 2013

We call it justice the assassination of Osama bin Laden, the incarceration of corrupt politicians or financiers like Rod Blagojevich and Bernard Madoff, and the climactic slaying of cinema-screen villains by superheroes. But could we not also call it revenge? We are told that revenge is uncivilized and immoral, an impulse that individuals and societies should actively repress and replace with the order and codes of courtroom justice.What, if anything, distinguishes punishment at the hands of the government from a victim s individual desire for retribution? Are vengeance and justice really so very different? No, answers legal scholar and novelist Thane Rosenbaum in "Payback: The Case for Revenge" revenge is, in fact, indistinguishable from justice.Revenge, Rosenbaum argues, is not the problem. It is, in fact, a perfectly healthy emotion.Instead, the problem is the inadequacy of lawful outlets through which to express it. He mounts a case for legal systems to punish the guilty commensurate with their crimes as part of a societal moral duty to satisfy the needs of victims to feel avenged. Indeed, the legal system would better serve the public if it gave victims the sense that ...

  

Law Lit: From Atticus Finch to the Practice: A

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Law Lit: From Atticus Finch to the Practice: A Collection of Great Writing about the Law

Editura: FOR DUMMIES

Anul aparitiei: 2007

In Law Lit, acclaimed novelist and law professor Thane Rosenbaum delves into our cultural obsession with the law, exploring how the legal system has historically captivated the imagination of artists and the attention of readers--from Oedipus Rex to today's courtroom thrillers.This handsome volume, which TV anchor Jack Ford called "marvelously entertaining and enlightening," collects the iconic and the unexpected, each piece reminding us of the passion for justice, the struggle to do right, and the belief in the power of language that lie at the heart of the law. Were you inspired by Atticus Finch's closing remarks in To Kill a Mockingbird? Read them here, along with Portia's poetic maneuverings in The Merchant of Venice, the famously heated cross-examination from A Few Good Men, and Bob Dylan's controversial protest song "Hurricane."With dozens of selections, including fiction, essays, and even film scripts, Law Lit is a dazzling collection that transcends place and time, from ancient Greece and foggy London to the narrow streets of Prague and the spectacle of an Alabama courthouse, offering an enlightening look at how lives can be laid bare before the bench. ...

  

How Sweet It Is!

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Thane Rosenbaum (Author)

How Sweet It Is!

Editura: MANDEL VILAR PR

Anul aparitiei: 2015

This hilarious novel follows the Posner familytwo Holocaust survivors and their young sondoing everything they can to avoid one another in Miami in 1972, the site of the Republican and Democratic political conventions, the rise of the counterculture, the Cold War, the desegregation of the old South. This is also the Miami of Gleason, Sinatra, Lansky, and I.B.Singer."

  

How Sweet It Is!

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Thane Rosenbaum (Author)

How Sweet It Is!

Editura: MANDEL VILAR PR

Anul aparitiei: 2016

"Fans of the greater Miami megalopolis rejoice Finally there's a novel that nails your part of the world " Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story"It's hard to resist raising a toast to a book that shows Meyer Lansky, Frank Sinatra, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Muhammad Ali at a Little League Baseball game umpired by Fidel Castro. As Gleason would say, "And awaaaay we go " The Washington PostSet in Miami Beach in 1972, this novel follows the Posner familytwo Holocaust survivors, Sophie and Jacob, and their son, Adamdoing everything they can to avoid one another in a city with an infinite supply of colorful diversions. In '72 Miami hosted both the Republican and Democratic political conventions and experienced the rise of the counterculture, the Cold War, and the desegregation of the old South. Miami Beach was to be the Posner's salvation. Instead they discover their lives quickly turning into a Disney World of funhouse mirrors and chaotic rides that give them front row seats through a transformational year in American culture, politics, and history.Thane Rosenbaum, author of the novels The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand ...

  
 
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