RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 20930849 LA English T1 The journalist and the murderer A1 Malcolm, Janet., PB Knopf : Distributed by Random House PP New York YR 1990 SN 0394583124 9780394583129 AB This is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism. 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.--From publisher description.