A book so rich in fresh ideas that i found myself underlining as madly as an undergraduate richard lourie new york times book review confession peter brooks writes is one of the most complex and obscure forms of human speech and behavior inextricably entwined with our ideas of punishment and absolution relied upon as ultimate truth and yet treated with profound suspicion. The book troubling confessions speaking guilt in law and literature the book troubling confessions speaking guilt in law and literature peter brooks is published by university of chicago press paper 2300 isbn 9780226075860 published october 2001 the constant call to admit guilt amounts almost to a tyranny of confession today . Troubling confessions speaking guilt in law and literature by peter brooks 373 rating details published october 1st 2001 by university of chicago press speaking guilt in law and literature write a review jan 09 . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for troubling confessions speaking guilt in law and literature at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Troubling confessions speaking guilt in law and literature by peter brooks chicago university of chicago press 2000 x 207 pp 2400 by comparing confession in law and literature and by tracing its history in western society peter brooks seeks to challenge the value of confession in law and in american culture as a whole
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