Synopsis By: - Proceeding Author: Paula Knopf

Bizet’s CARMEN, Wagner’s RING CYCLE, Melville’s BILLY BUDD, and Hugo’s LES MISERABLES and North American First Nations legend, THE PAJAMA GAME and Carroll’s ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND are presented as examplary lessons for arbitrators. “Perhaps our awards may not achieve the status of great literature; but we can find the themes of many arbitral disputes reflected in great opera, literature, and art.” The article includes an insightful Glossary of Literary Wit and Wisdom, Particularly for Arbitrators.