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Vintage Didion by Joan Didion

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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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Joan Didion

A book by Joan Didion

Joan Didion was born in 1934 in Sacramento, California. In 1956 she received her BA in English art from the University of California, Berkeley. During her fourth year of study, she participated in an essay competition sponsored by the fashion magazine Vogue. Having won the first prize, she received a job in this magazine. In her works, Didion often writes about California (especially the sixties of the twentieth century) and the dramatic changes in the world in which she grew up. Her descriptions by conspiracy theorists, paranoids, and psychopaths are now seen as an integral part of American literature. Didion is the author of five novels and seven non-fiction books. In her essay collections Waddling to Bethlehem (1968) and The White Album (1979) - books in which they claim to be a textbook for identifying California as the "world capital of paranoia" - Didion acted as an observer of political and cultural industries America. Using her expressive reporting style, she combined personal experience and social analysis, so that she is often associated with such representatives of new journalism as Tom Wolfe and Hunter Stockton Thompson, although Didion herself never considered this connection particularly close. Bibliography Novels: Run, River (1963) Play It As It Lays (1970) A Book of Common Prayer (1977) Democracy (1984) The Last Thing He Wanted (1996) Essays: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968) The White Album (1979) Salvador (1983) Miami (1987) After Henry (1992) Political Fictions (2001) Where I Was From (2003) Fixed Ideas: America Since 9.11 (2003) ; preface by Frank Rich) Vintage Didion (2004) The Year of Magical Thinking (2005) We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (2006; includes her first seven volumes of nonfiction) The Year of Magical Thinking (2006) Letter From Paradise, 21 19 `N., 157 52` W.

Scripts: The Panic in Needle Park (1971) Play It As It Lays (1972) (based on her novel) A Star Is Born (1976) True Confessions (1981) Up Close & Personal (1996) Titles, Awards and Awards The Year of Magical Thinking, 2005, National Book Award 2005 Screen adaptation 19 71 The Panic in Needle Park 1972 Play It As It Lays 1976 A Star Is Born 1981 True Confessions 1996 Up Close & Personal

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