Janet Malcolm | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stephan Landsman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 32 pages of analysis & critique of Janet Malcolm.
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Critical Essay by Stephan Landsman

SOURCE: Landsman, Stephan. “The Perils of Courtroom Stories.” Michigan Law Review 98, no. 6 (May 2000): 2154-75.

In the following essay, Landsman attempts to analyze Malcolm's intent in writing The Crimes of Sheila McGough. Landsman believes Malcolm's views reflect her growing repugnance for the legal system and contends that her single-minded defense of McGough's actions are misplaced and irresponsibly lead the reader to improper conclusions.

I. Once upon a Time—the Allegedly Sad Tale of Sheila Mcgough

As Janet Malcolm1 tells it [in The Crime of Sheila McGough], Sheila McGough was a middle-aged single woman living at home with her parents and working as an editor and administrator in the publications department of the Carnegie Institute when she decided to switch careers and go to law school. She applied and was admitted to the then...

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