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Malcolm, Janet. THE CRIME OF SHEILA MCGOUGH. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 161 pages. As New/As New.

The author's account on subject and the legal justice system in general. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant brief on human behavior (and misbehavior). As she plunges deeper into the legal labyrinth, her quest for the truth and nothing but the truth leads her to some superb insights about that other form of imaginative advocacy, writing. "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" (The Boston Globe). "Without the thinner of common sense, the law is a toxic substance" (Janet Malcolm). A "must-have" title for Janet Malcolm collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JANET MALCOLM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375405089. $20.00

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