Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: "Mighty aphrodite" or, How to have it both ways
  • Resister after the fact : Schlink's Selb trilogy and the popular culture alibi
  • Soothing fictions : ambiguity as defense
  • "What would you have done?" : guilt as virtue
  • Fathers & sons: two kinds of second generation victim
  • Victims all : The reader as an American novel
  • Going global : the Hollywood reader.