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Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

Alison LaCroix, Saul Levmore, and Martha C. Nussbaum


Power, Prose, and Purse is an edited collection of essays that draw connections between literature, economics, and law. The essays discuss literary works that explore the time period between the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression and analyze the insights that novelists can offer to law and economics, while noting the tensions among these paradigms. Literature often addresses specific questions connected with a particular context, problem, or character. In contrast, both law and economics aim to focus on identifying general typologies and rules. Money and literature are both useful ... More

Keywords: essays, law, literature, economics, money, interdisciplinary, Industrial Revolution, Great Depression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190873455
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190873455.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison LaCroix, editor
Robert Newton Reid Professor of Law and an Associate Member of the Department of History, University of Chicago

Saul Levmore, editor
William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor Law, University of Chicago

Martha C. Nussbaum, editor
Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and the Philosophy Department, University of Chicago

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