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Vintage Didionby Joan Didion
Synopses & Reviews
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
Girl of the golden West — Arrival in San Salvador, 1982 — The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador, 1982 — Miami one — Miami two — Miami three — In the realm of the Fisher King — Sentimental journeys — Clinton agonistes — Fixed opinions, or the hinge of history.
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