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By Dan Chaon

During this haunting, bracing new assortment, Dan Chaon stocks tales of fellows, ladies, and kids who stay a long way open air the yankee Dream, whereas brooding about which determination, which direction, or which coincidence introduced them to this position. Chaon mines the mental panorama of his characters to awesome impression. every one tale radiates with sharp humor, secret, ask yourself, and startling compassion. one of the lacking lingers within the brain via its refined grace and tool of language.

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1 Collected Works, 7 n. 2, 183–212. Holmes received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1861, and began a twoyear course of study at Harvard Law School in the fall of 1864. He had been discharged from the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment on July 17, 1864. He left law school in the middle of his second year to finish his studies as a reader in the office of attorney Robert M. Morse of Boston. The Harvard law faculty consisted of three men, Theophilus Parsons, Joel Parker, and Emory Washburn, all former practitioners and none original scholars, although Parsons’s treatise on contracts made him for many generations the leading authority on the subject in America.

Frederick Schauer, “Easy Cases,” 58 So. Cal. L. Rev. 399–440 (1985). Holmes, “The Theory of Torts,” in Formative Essays, 120, and in Collected Works, 328, citing Beadel v. Perry, L. R. 3 Eq. 465, 467 (1866). Frederick Pollock would later complain that the case does not adequately elucidate the principle. : Harvard University Press, 1946), 4. ” His point is rather that case-specific decisions based on a general standard, such as “substantial damage,” are bound to vary somewhat from one case to the next, like sentences for similar crimes.

They 1 2 John Dewey, “My Philosophy of Law,” in Credos of Sixteen American Scholars (Boston: Boston Law Book, 1941), 77. See Gerald J. Postema, Bentham and the Common Law Tradition (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), 314. 26 19:20 P1: FCW 0521866502c03 CUNY525B/Kellogg Printer: cupusbw 0 521 86650 2 Holmes’s Conception of Law September 26, 2006 27 imply a deep inconsistency in our corporate belief in what law is. What difference does it make which assumption is taken? For the present purposes, we may find an operational contrast between the two views, in their different approaches to legal interpretation.

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