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Whether she's writing about civil war in Central America, political scurrility in Washington, or the tight-braided myths and realities of her native California, Joan Didion expresses an unblinking vision of the truth.

Vintage Didion includes three chapters from Miami; an excerpt from Salvador; and three separate essays from After Henry that cover topics from Ronald Reagan to the Central Park jogger case. Also included is "Clinton Agonistes" from Political Fictions, and "Fixed Opinions, or the Hinge of History," a scathing analysis of the ongoing war on terror.

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"Didion has the instincts of an exceptional reporter and the focus of a historian...a novelist's appreciation of the surreal." Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"Joan Didion's essays combine literary and political sensibilities for a penetrating view of American life....[B]rings together some of her most trenchant observations over the last 20 years." Chicago Sun-Times

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Joan Didion's unblinking eye and razor-sharp perceptions of the American scene are exhibited in the essays "Girl of the Golden West," "In the Realm of the Fisher King," and "Sentimental Journeys' from After Henry; excerpts from "Salvador" and "Miami"; and more.

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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

"Didion has the instincts of an exceptionalreporter and the focus of a historian . . . a novelist's appreciation of the surreal." -"Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Whether she's writingabout civil war in Central America, political scurrility in Washington, or the tightl -braided myths and realities of her native California, Joan Didion expresses an unblinking vision of the truth.

Vintage Didion includes three chapters from Miami;" "an excerpt from Salvador; and three separate essays from AfterHenry" "that cover topics from Ronald Reagan to the Central Park jogger case." "Also included is "Clinton Agonistes" from PoliticalFictions," " and "Fixed Opinions, or the Hinge of History," a scathing analysis of the ongoing war on terror.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

About the Author

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400033935
Author:
Didion, Joan
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Joan Didion
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Series Volume:
03-127
Publication Date:
20040106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.06x5.26x.54 in. .48 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400033935 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Didion has the instincts of an exceptional reporter and the focus of a historian...a novelist's appreciation of the surreal."
"Review" by , "Joan Didion's essays combine literary and political sensibilities for a penetrating view of American life....[B]rings together some of her most trenchant observations over the last 20 years."
"Synopsis" by , Joan Didion's unblinking eye and razor-sharp perceptions of the American scene are exhibited in the essays "Girl of the Golden West," "In the Realm of the Fisher King," and "Sentimental Journeys' from After Henry; excerpts from "Salvador" and "Miami"; and more.
"Synopsis" by , Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

"Didion has the instincts of an exceptionalreporter and the focus of a historian . . . a novelist's appreciation of the surreal." -"Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Whether she's writingabout civil war in Central America, political scurrility in Washington, or the tightl -braided myths and realities of her native California, Joan Didion expresses an unblinking vision of the truth.

Vintage Didion includes three chapters from Miami;" "an excerpt from Salvador; and three separate essays from AfterHenry" "that cover topics from Ronald Reagan to the Central Park jogger case." "Also included is "Clinton Agonistes" from PoliticalFictions," " and "Fixed Opinions, or the Hinge of History," a scathing analysis of the ongoing war on terror.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

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