Janet Malcolm

Janet Malcolm was an American writer, journalist, and critic. Born on July 8, 1934, she passed away on June 16, 2021. Malcolm was known for her careful and insightful analysis of the relationships between journalists and their subjects. Her work often explored themes of psychology, morality, and justice. She wrote for The New Yorker and authored several books, including 'The Journalist and the Murderer' and 'In the Freud Archives.' Her writing style was notable for its narrative depth and intellectual rigor.


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  1. 1. The Journalist and the Murderer

    The book is a gripping exploration of the uneasy relationship between journalists and their subjects. It delves into the ethical dilemmas faced by journalists when they become too involved with their subjects. The narrative centers around a lawsuit between a convicted murderer and the author who wrote about his case, revealing the blurred lines between objectivity and subjectivity in journalism. The book also raises questions about the morality and responsibility of the journalistic profession.