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Malcolm, Janet

Works: 92 works in 372 publications in 10 languages and 14,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Pictorial works  Musical settings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.L27, B
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Publications about Janet Malcolm
Publications by Janet Malcolm
Most widely held works by Janet Malcolm
The silent woman : Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes by Janet Malcolm( Book )
48 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,804 libraries worldwide
"Janet Malcolm has produced a brilliant, elegantly reasoned meditation on the art of biography, in which she takes as her example the various biographies of the poet Sylvia Plath." "The Silent Woman is an astonishing feat of criticism and literary detection. It is not a book about the life of Sylvia Plath, but about her afterlife: how her reputation was forged from the poems she wrote just before her suicide; 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; and how it fell to his sister, Olwyn Hughes, as literary agent for the estate, to protect him by limiting access to Plath's work. The Silent Woman, in the end, embodies a paradox: even as Malcolm brings her skepticism to bear on the claims of biography to present the truth about a life, a portrait of Sylvia Plath emerges that gives us a sense of "knowing" this tragic poet in a way we have never known her before." "The result is a provocative work that will dispel forever the innocence with which most of us have approached the reading of any biography. It will be talked about for years to come."--Jacket
Two lives : Gertrude and Alice by Janet Malcolm( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
Presents an investigation of the lives and works of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
The journalist and the murderer by Janet Malcolm( Book )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,486 libraries worldwide
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
Psychoanalysis, the impossible profession by Janet Malcolm( Book )
50 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
"The process known as psychoanalysis is sometimes revered, sometimes derided, and most often misunderstood. What good does it do? Can it help anyone? What risks does it pose to both patient and analyst? None of these questions can be easily answered, but in Janet Malcolm's narrative, in which all her skills as a reporter and interviewer come into play, their complexity is limpidly revealed."--Back Jacket
Reading Chekhov : a critical journey by Janet Malcolm( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
"Writing of Chekhov's life, Malcolm demonstrates how the shadow of death that hovered over most of his literary career - he became consumptive in his twenties and died in his forties - is almost everywhere reflected in the work. She writes of his childhood, his relationship with his family, his marriage, his travels, his early success, his exile to Yalta - always with an eye to connecting them to the themes and characters of the stories and plays. Similarly, her adventures as a journalist in contemporary Russia in the company of three women guides - Nina, Sonia, and Nelly - become the fulcrum of literary insight: a misadventure at the Yalta airport, for example, leads to a novel analysis of "The Lady with the Dog.""
In the Freud Archives by Janet Malcolm( Book )
43 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
Journalistiek verslag van de discussies tussen drie wetenschappers over de psychoanalyse van Freud in de periode 1975-1983
Diana & Nikon : essays on the aesthetic of photography by Janet Malcolm( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 libraries worldwide
Forty-one false starts : essays on artists and writers by Janet Malcolm( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
In this book, the author brings together essays published over the course of several decades that reflect her preoccupation with artists and their work. Her subjects are painters, photographers, writers, and critics. The title essay, with its forty-one "false starts," depicts her serial attempts to capture the essence of the painter David Salle
The crime of Sheila McGough by Janet Malcolm( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Reviews the case of Sheila McGough, a lawyer who was disbarred and imprisoned after her a jury "interpreted her zealous representation of a con-man client named Bob Bailes as collaboration in his fraud."--Jacket
Iphigenia in Forest Hills : anatomy of a murder trial by Janet Malcolm( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Malcolm's riveting new book tells the story of a murder trial in the insular Bukharan-Jewish community of Forest Hills, Queens, that captured national attention
Diana & Nikon : essays on photography by Janet Malcolm( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays that study the work of many famous photographers, including Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, E.J. Bellocq, and Andrew Bush
The purloined clinic : selected writings by Janet Malcolm( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
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 under conditions.that no other human relationship could survive." She addresses such subjects as Tom Wolfe's vendetta against modern architecture, Milan Kundera's literary experiments, and Vaclav Havel's prison letters. She explores the somewhat deflated world of post-revolutionary Prague, guides us through the labyrinthine New York art world of the eighties, and takes us behind the one-way mirror of Salvador Minuchin's school of family therapy.And to each subject she brings the incisive skepticism and dazzling epigrammatic style that are her hallmarks. "Why don't more people write like [Malcolm]'. She is cast from the mold of the Eastern European intellectual: beholden to modernism. as familiar with Kundera's exile as she is with Freud's Vienna. This sensibility must grant her the detachment she sometimes so mercilessly employs, but it also gives her an unassailable passion for getting to the center of things." 'Boston Globe
Burdock by Janet Malcolm( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Tempête aux Archives Freud by Janet Malcolm( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Die schweigende Frau : die Biographien der Sylvia Plath by Janet Malcolm( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Overstepping by Eve Beglarian( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Zwei Leben, Gertrude und Alice by Janet Malcolm( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Tschechow lesen : eine literarische Reise by Janet Malcolm( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Fragen an einen Psychoanalytiker : zur Situation e. unmögl. Berufs by Janet Malcolm( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The parish of Monifieth in ancient and modern times; with a history of the landed estates and lives of eminent men by Janet Malcolm( Book )
5 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
جنت مالکوم ژورنالیست آمریکایی
マルカム, ジャネット
English (251)
Spanish (16)
German (13)
French (8)
Swedish (3)
Hungarian (2)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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