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From the Inside Flap 'A book so rich in fresh ideas that I found myself underlining as madly as an undergraduate.'-Richard Lourie, New York Times Book ReviewConfession, 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. In this book, Brooks juxtaposes cases from law, literature, and elsewhere-from the Miranda decision to Camus to the Catholic confessional-to explore the kinds of truth we demand from confessions and the ways in which we use them. Read more About the Author Peter Brooks is Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities and Director of the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. He is author of, most recently,Psychoanalysis and Storytelling and the novel World Elsewhere, and is co-editor ofLaw's Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law. Read more