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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Every journalist is "a kind of confidence man . . . gaining . . . trust and betraying . . . without remorse,'' says Malcolm. This is an expanded and reworked version of Malcom's New Yorker essay on ... Read full review

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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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