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Book Review: Fraudulent Conveyances and Preferences, 54 Harvard Law Review 1258 (1941)

Abstract

Fraudulent Conveyances and Preferences is an essay in opinion rather than a reference book. It is often dogmatic and sometimes opinionated, but it is written with force and charm, and distinguished by an obvious authority. It will be read widely, appreciatively, and with pleasure.

The learned author lays about him with a mighty sword. His erudition doesn't weigh him down; he isn't competing with Corpus Juris, and the argument marches without the interruption of a thousand footnotes, caveats, qualifications, and exceptions. The footnotes, when they come, are more likely to reward you with some gossip out of the Yearbooks than with a laborious chain of names and numbers. And the structure of Mr. Glenn's argument comes out plainly; he manages to make even complicated problems sound simple. If sometimes the solution turns on a verbal distinction too lightly accepted, at least the line of his reasoning is open, and the ambiguity not hard to find.

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1941

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