Psychoanalysis | Granta

  • Published: 04/01/2018
  • ISBN: 9781783784530
  • 129x20mm
  • 192 pages

Psychoanalysis

Janet Malcolm

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.

Janet Malcolm has managed somehow to peer into the reticent, reclusive world of psychoanalysis and to report to us, with remarkable fidelity, what she has seen. Her book is journalism become art

Joseph Adelson, New York Times Book Review

Entertaining, readable and well-researched

London Review of Books

The Author

JANET MALCOLM is widely considered to be one of America’s most notable literary journalists. She was born in Prague and was educated at the University of Michigan. She was a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of several critically acclaimed books, including In the Freud Archives, The Journalist and the Murderer, Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey and The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, all published by Granta. She won the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award in Biography for Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice (Yale University Press) in 2008. She died in 2021.

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