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  - Allison Takeuchi - Goodreads

This book is an interesting examination of the relationship between journalist and subject. I have not read "Fatal Visions" (by McGinnis) and do not care to. Like McGinnis and the murder trial of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mollie - Goodreads

The topic of this book was interesting: how does a journalist balance their need to get the story to the fullest extent while representing themselves honestly? How should a journalist approach a ... 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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