The Journalist And The Murderer

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Granta Publications, Dec 1, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible' In equal measure famous and infamous, Janet Malcolm's book charts the true story of a lawsuit between Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, and Joe McGinniss, the author of a book about the crime. Lauded as one of the Modern Libraries "100 Best Works of Nonfiction", The Journalist and the Murderer is in equal measure fascinating and controversial, a contemporary classic of reportage.

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User Review  - Ramesh Prabhu - Goodreads

This is journalistic writing of the highest order. Janet Malcolm is my new favourite author, and I have already ordered three more of her books even as I am reading her scintillating essay collection, Forty-One False Starts. (For more:, The Reading Room) Read full review

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User Review  - Brittany Goldfield - Goodreads

Although this was very thought provoking and well researched, my whole class who read this unanoumously agreed the writing felt flat especially with her wealth of information Read full review

About the author (2011)

Janet Malcolm's books include Reading Chekhov, In the Freud Archives, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession. Born in Prague, she grew up in New York, where she now lives.

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