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In two previous books, Janet Malcolm explored the hidden sides of, respectively, institutional psychoanalysis and Freudian biography. In this book, she examines the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example — the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime — she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in the New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung.

Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. In her interviews with the leading and subsidiary characters in the MacDonald-McGinniss case — the principals, their lawyers, the members of the jury, and the various persons who testified as expert witnesses at the trial — Malcolm is always aware of herself as a player in a game that, as she points out, she cannot lose. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Hovering over the narrative — and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness — is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. The Journalist and the Murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

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"In a work that sparked controversy when it first appeared in the New Yorker, Malcolm suggests that journalist Joe McGinniss may have betrayed convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald in McGinniss's bestselling book Fatal Vision." Publishers Weekly

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"An elegantly written, thought-provoking, and sometimes outrageous essay that should be in every media collection." Library Journal

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Malcolm has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1965.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679731832
Author:
Malcolm, Janet
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Journalistic ethics
Subject:
Investigative reporting
Subject:
Journalism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Subject:
Journalistic ethics -- United States.
Subject:
General Law
Subject:
journalism;non-fiction;crime;ethics;true crime;biography;media
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
I
Publication Date:
19901031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.94x5.30x.47 in. .42 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a work that sparked controversy when it first appeared in the New Yorker, Malcolm suggests that journalist Joe McGinniss may have betrayed convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald in McGinniss's bestselling book Fatal Vision." Publishers Weekly
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