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We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (Everyman's Library)

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Joan Didion's incomparable and distinctive essays and journalism are admired for their acute, incisive observations and their spare, elegant style. Now the seven books of nonfiction that appeared between 1968 and 2003 have been brought together into one thrilling collection.

"Slouching Towards Bethlehem" captures the counterculture of the sixties, its mood and lifestyle, as symbolized by California, Joan Baez, Haight-Ashbury. "The White Album" covers the revolutionary politics and the contemporary wasteland of the late sixties and early seventies, in pieces on the Manson family, the Black Panthers, and Hollywood. "Salvador" is a riveting look at the social and political landscape of civil war. "Miami" exposes the secret role this largely Latin city played in the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs through Watergate. In "After Henry" Didion reports on the Reagans, Patty Hearst, and the Central Park jogger case. The eight essays in "Political Fictions" — on censorship in the media, Gingrich, Clinton, Starr, and compassionate conservatism, among others-show us how we got to the political scene of today. And in "Where I Was From" Didion shows that California was never the land of the golden dream.

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"A useful chronology matches events in the author's life with historical events and a literary context." Library Journal

Synopsis:

For the first time, all of Didion's nonfiction writing on place, politics, lifestyle, and cultural figures from the 1960s to 2003 have been gathered together in one volume.

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Joan Didions incomparable and distinctive essays and journalism are admired for their acute, incisive observations and their spare, elegant style. Now the seven books of nonfiction that appeared between 1968 and 2003 have been brought together into one thrilling collection.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem captures the counterculture of the sixties, its mood and lifestyle, as symbolized by California, Joan Baez, Haight-Ashbury. The White Album covers the revolutionary politics and the “contemporary wasteland” of the late sixties and early seventies, in pieces on the Manson family, the Black Panthers, and Hollywood. Salvador is a riveting look at the social and political landscape of civil war. Miami exposes the secret role this largely Latin city played in the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs through Watergate. In After Henry Didion reports on the Reagans, Patty Hearst, and the Central Park jogger case. The eight essays in Political Fictions-on censorship in the media, Gingrich, Clinton, Starr, and “compassionate conservatism,” among others-show us how we got to the political scene of today. And in Where I Was From Didion shows that California was never the land of the golden dream.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction by John Leonard

Select Bibliography

Chronology

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

The White Album

Salvador

Miami

After Henry

Political Fictions

Where I Was From

Notes to Miami

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307264879
Author:
Didion, Joan
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Introduction by:
Leonard, John
Introduction:
Leonard, John
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Morrison, Toni
Author:
McCarthy, Cormac
Author:
Various
Author:
Updike, John
Author:
Yates, Richard
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
essays;non-fiction;journalism;essay;anthology;american
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
We Tell Ourselves St
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1160
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 4.75 in 9.95 lb

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"Review" by , "A useful chronology matches events in the author's life with historical events and a literary context."
"Synopsis" by , For the first time, all of Didion's nonfiction writing on place, politics, lifestyle, and cultural figures from the 1960s to 2003 have been gathered together in one volume.
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"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Joan Didions incomparable and distinctive essays and journalism are admired for their acute, incisive observations and their spare, elegant style. Now the seven books of nonfiction that appeared between 1968 and 2003 have been brought together into one thrilling collection.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem captures the counterculture of the sixties, its mood and lifestyle, as symbolized by California, Joan Baez, Haight-Ashbury. The White Album covers the revolutionary politics and the “contemporary wasteland” of the late sixties and early seventies, in pieces on the Manson family, the Black Panthers, and Hollywood. Salvador is a riveting look at the social and political landscape of civil war. Miami exposes the secret role this largely Latin city played in the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs through Watergate. In After Henry Didion reports on the Reagans, Patty Hearst, and the Central Park jogger case. The eight essays in Political Fictions-on censorship in the media, Gingrich, Clinton, Starr, and “compassionate conservatism,” among others-show us how we got to the political scene of today. And in Where I Was From Didion shows that California was never the land of the golden dream.

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