The Purloined Clinic
By (author) Janet Malcolm
Purloined Clinic by Janet Malcolm
Book DescriptionThe 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""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679748106
(210mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United States
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Iphigenia in Forest Hills, Paperback (November 2012)
Deals with a murder trial in the insular Bukharan-Jewish community of Forest Hills, Queens, that captured national attention. The defendant, Mozoltuv Barukhova, a beautiful young physician, is accused of hiring an assassin to kill her estranged husband, Daniel Malakov, a respected orthodontist, in the presence of their four-year old child.
Journalist and the Murderer, Paperback (June 2012)
In 1970 Jeffrey MacDonald was accused of murdering his pregnant wife, and the journalist Joe McGinniss decided to write a book about it. Malcolm's celebrated book sheds a fascinating light on the conflict and controversy that followed, and asks whether all journalists are, ultimately, immoral.
Reading Chekhov, Paperback (June 2012)» View all books by Janet Malcolm
'Reading Chekhov is a literary pilgrimage, homage, travelogue, biography, literary criticism and a restrained love letter all rolled into one ... It is the work of an iridescent and sympathetic imagination' The Times
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