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A Sympathy That Does Not Condone: Notes in Summation on Schlink's The Reader

Richard H. Weisberg
Law and Literature
Vol. 16, No. 2 (Summer 2004), pp. 229-235
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. on behalf of the Cardozo School of Law
DOI: 10.1525/lal.2004.16.2.229
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/lal.2004.16.2.229
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Abstract

The author reviews and summarizes the other essays in the Law and Literature symposium on Bernhard Schlink's The Reader and concludes that the novel does not present its “reader” with the dilemma of excusing or even empathizing with Hanna's wartime behavior. Rather, as our focus extends beyond Hanna and even beyond Michael, we are presented with a “sympathy that does not condone.”

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