New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1992. 194 pp.
Contents: This book explores Melville's works in relationship to nineteenth-century American law. Imaginative discourse is
viewed as a challenge to legal discourse and the novel is connected to the rise of legal formalism. Ultimately law is seen
as a failure, and literature becomes an alternative to fill in «the space between» things as they are and things as they might