The Journalist And The Murderer

Janet Malcolm

Published: 4 January 2018
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781783784547
£9.99

About the author

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


Reviews

‘A spare and unsparing account of tragicomic human folly’

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Reviews

‘A timely reissue for Janet Malcolm's 1990 classic, which caused a storm when it was first published for its uncompromising analysis of the ethics - and otherwise - within the slippery relationship between a journalist and her subject’ Claire Allfree

‘It is often overlooked how good a reporter Malcolm is, fearless in her questioning, ruthless in her pursuit of every last witness. The Journalist and the Murderer is a lesson in not courting your subject too much’

‘Malcolm's seminal 1990 work about the ethics of journalism is at once reportage, a scrutinising look at the practice and a cautionary tale of personal manipulation and betrayal’

‘One of the best journalists writing in English anywhere’





 
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