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Janet Malcolm
Janet Malcolm

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Janet Malcolm's previous books are Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography; Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession; In the Freud Archives; The Journalist and the Murderer; The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings; The Silent Woman: Slyvia Plath and Ted Hughes; and The Crime of Sheila McGough. She lives in New York with her husband, Gardner Botsford.

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The Crime of Sheila McGough

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Crime of Sheila McGough

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $15.00

In the winter of 1996, Janet Malcolm received a letter from a stranger--a disbarred lawyer named Sheila McGough, who had recently been released from prison, and who wrote that she had been convicted of crimes she had not committed. Malcolm decided to look into the case, and this book--a dazzling work... Read more >
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The Journalist and the Murderer

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Journalist and the Murderer

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1990
Price: $15.00

Using the strange and unprecedented lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of a book about crime, Malcolm explores the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. Malcolm's view is that neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasses that is... Read more >
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Psychoanalysis

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1982
Price: $15.00

Through an intensive study of "Aaron Green,'' a Freudian analyst in New York City, New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm reveals the inner workings of psychoanalysis.

"Malcolm provides an elegant, precise summary of the history and development of Freud's ideas...She has drawn a provocative portrait of one physician in Freud's impossible profession."--Jean Strouse... Read more >
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Psychoanalysis

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 188 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Purloined Clinic
Selected Writings
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $19.00

The Purloined Clinic is a retrospective of essays, reviews, and reports that reflect the range and depth of Janet Malcolm's engagement with psychology, criticism, art, and literature.

She examines aspects of “that absurdist collaboration,” the psychoanalytic dialogue, from which come “small, stray sell recognitions that no other human relationship yields, brought forward... Read more >
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The Purloined Clinic
Selected Writings
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 23, 2013
Price: $14.99

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Reading Chekhov
A Critical Journey
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $15.00

To illuminate the mysterious greatness of Anton Chekhov’s writings, Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer, and journalist. Her close readings of the stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from Chekhov’s life and framed by an account of Malcolm’s journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta. She writes... Read more >
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Reading Chekhov
A Critical Journey
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Silent Woman
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 28, 1995
Price: $15.95

In an astonishing feat of literary detection, Malcolm examines the biographies of Sylvia Plath to create a book not about Plath's life but about her afterlife: how her estranged husband, the poet Ted Hughes, as executor of her estate, tried to serve two masters--Plath's art and his own need for privacy... Read more >
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The Silent Woman
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

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