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2020 (Vol. 13)


Giuseppe Giudici , La lingua giuridica ne La Cognizione del Dolore [Legal language in Acquainted with Grief]

Acquainted with Grief by Carlo Emilio Gadda is a baroque-style novel featured by a wide recourse of legal terminology which is still an undiscovered aspect in the studies concerning Gadda. In this novel, references to imaginary laws and regulations are a leitmotiv. Gadda uses legal language both to depict the various situations of daily life and express moral values. In identifying five legal areas in the novel (contracts, statutes, property, trade, criminal law), the article aims to discover how legal language can contribute to plot the human discomfort.


Luigi Viola, Macbeth, il bosco di Birnam e la responsabilità civile della p.a. [Macbeth, the Birnam forest and the civil liability of the p.a.]

Taking a cue from the now historic doctrinal debate about the analogy between the Birnam forest and the transformation of decisions of courts on civil liability, the article aims to compare civil liability of the public administration with some represented aspects in the Macbeth by Shakespeare.


Vittorio Capuzza, Intorno a un inedito frammento autografo di Agnolo Firenzuola, il letterato giurista [Around an unpublished autograph fragment by Agnolo Firenzuola, a literate lawyer]

The present note involves an unpublished until now autograph fragment by Agnolo Firenzuola, a famous writer of the Italian Renaissance. This notary deed drawn up by Firenzuola represents another important evidence of the existing bridge between literature and law.


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