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The Journalist and the Murderer

The Journalist and the Murderer

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Written by Janet MalcolmAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Janet Malcolm

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 31, 1990
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73183-2 (0-679-73183-0)
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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 build into the journalistic situation.