I Witnessed a Murder. Is It Wrong to Write About It?

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/24/magazine/true-crime-ethics.html

It’s worth recalling that “tragedy,” a word we use to describe events like this one, originally designated a literary genre, a form of storytelling. Whatever is going on in us when we experience a tragic narrative — Aristotle wasn’t the last to speculate about it — we surely learn something about our own emotional repertory; it may serve as a rehearsal of our responses to actual horrors. Classic novels have taken inspiration 

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