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Table of ContentsChapter 1 From Adam & Eve to Faustus Chapter 2 Clytemnestra, Electra, and Orestes Chapter 3 Jonah and the Ninevites Chapter 4 Oedipus, Creon, and Antigone Chapter 5 Abraham and Kierkegaard Chapter 6 Socrates of Athens Chapter 7 Jesus of Nazareth Chapter 8 Joan of Arc Chapter 9 Shylock and Shakespeare Chapter 10 Thomsa More, the King, and the Pope Chapter 11 John P. Altegeld and the Haymarketers Chapter 12 Notorious Defendants in Our Time Chapter 13 From Spiro T. Agnew to O. J. Simpson
What People are Saying About This
In this volume, as in many others that he has written, George Anastaplo does what readers familiar with him take for granted, knowing how often he has done it and forgetting what a rare thing it is. Who else would discuss the trials of great figures in literature an history—as if they were, or had been, equally real, and subject them to a critical examination which assumes that the issues raised by them had not only been out common business as human beings to confront from the beginning, but still are? That is what Mr. Anastaplo does here, with a seriousness that challenges the intellect and imagination we all possess, and will not allow us to claim either the poet's license or the vanished past as reasons to escpe the task of unerstanding, the risk of judgment's call.
On Trial is a delight to read, at once surprising, challenging, and entertaining. The book reveals its true treasures to the reader who begins to ask, "Who or what is on trial here? Is it O.J.? Or Shylock? Or God?" Anastaplo's interrogation of the witnesses is as profound as it is playful and enchanting.