- Published: 04/01/2018
- ISBN: 9781783784530
- 192 pages
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
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Essays & Memoir | Granta 160
‘The Czech word skromnost means “modesty”, but it also carries a mild sense of forelock-tugging humbleness, of knowing one’s place.’
An excerpt from Janet Malcolm’s final book.
Art & Photography | Granta 126
The Emily Dickinson Series
The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.