European Union Consumer Law through reading a short novel: partisanship and social justice in “D’autres vies que la mienne” by Emmanuel Carrère

Leali, Giorgio (2018) European Union Consumer Law through reading a short novel: partisanship and social justice in “D’autres vies que la mienne” by Emmanuel Carrère. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5970. In: Vol. 11/2018. A cura di: Faralli, Carla ; Mittica, M. Paola. Bologna: Italian Society for Law and Literature (ISLL), . ISBN 9788898010745. In: ISLL Papers. The Online Collection of the Italian Society for Law and Literature A cura di: Faralli, Carla ; Mittica, M. Paola. ISSN 2035-553X.
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Abstract

The paper adopts the perspective of “law and literature” studies to investigate how the French novel ‘Lives others than my own (D’autres vies que la mienne)’ by Emmanuel Car-rère addresses the evolutions of European Union law on unfair terms in consumer con-tracts. By looking at European Union law from the perspective of individual lives, the essay compares the way in which literature and EU law conceive three categories of individuals involved: consumers, moneylenders and judges. Carrère’s novel is taken as an example to challenge the stereotype according to which literature expresses a sym-pathetic and partisan conception of social reality compared to the one of law.

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Leali, GiorgioEuropean Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science & École d’affaires publiques, Insti-tut d’études politiques de Paris
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European Union law, consumer law, philosophy of law, partisanship, Justice, unfair contract terms, law in literature
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2035-553X
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9788898010745
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