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  - Michelle - Goodreads

A great book to read after Fatal Vision. If you like to read nonfiction or have ever written nonfiction (journalism or creative writing), I would recommend it. It brings up a lot points about how ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

I'm not sure why it took me this long to finally read this classic, brief book on the ethics of the journalist-subject relationship. This was a book mentioned often by my professors when I was in ... 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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