The Journalist and the Murderer
Janet Malcolm (Author)
DescriptionJanet Malcom explores the relationship between convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald and writer Joe McGinnis, asking disturbing questions in the process about the moral debt that journalists owe their subjects.
October 31, 1990
5.3 X 0.47 X 7.94 inches | 0.42 pounds
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About the Author
Janet Malcolm's previous books are Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography; Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession; In the Freud Archives; The Journalist and the Murderer; The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings; The Silent Woman: Slyvia Plath and Ted Hughes; and The Crime of Sheila McGough. She lives in New York with her husband, Gardner Botsford.
"It is not with regard to jounralism but with regard to the making of works of art that Malcom's important book gathers its inspiration, its breathtaking rhetorical velocity, and its great truth." --David Rieff, Los Angeles Times