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Blue Nights

by Joan Didion

|November 1, 2011

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From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines…

The White Album

by Joan Didion

|November 19, 2013

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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” So begins Joan Didion’s legendary essay collection  The White Album , a landmark literary mosaic by one of American writing’s true greats illuminating in unerring prose subjects ranging from the Manson cult to…

Democracy

by Joan Didion

|February 16, 2011

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Inez Victor knows that the major casualty of the political life is memory. But the people around Inez have made careers out of losing track. Her senator husband wants to forget the failure of his last bid for the presidency. Her husband's handler would like the…

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The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America’s most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal , in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her…

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In these coolly observant essays, Joan Didion looks at the American political process and at "that handful of insiders who invent, year in and year out, the narrative of public life." Through the deconstruction of the sound bites and photo ops of three…

Play It As It Lays

by Joan Didion

|November 19, 2013

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“There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanael West.” —John Leonard,  The New York Times . A marvel of compression written in spare, expertly honed prose,  Play It As It Lays  tells the story of minor Hollywood…

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From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a…

Run River

by Joan Didion

|February 23, 2011

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Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the…

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This intricate, fast-paced story, whose many scenes and details fit together like so many pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, is Didion's incisive and chilling look at a modern world where things are not working as they should and where the oblique and official language…

Vintage Didion

by Joan Didion

|February 24, 2010

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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 exceptional reporter and the focus of a historian . . . a novelist’s appreciation of the…

After Henry

by Joan Didion

|November 19, 2013

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Displaying the same uncanny gifts for observation, portraiture, and understanding that marked her two prior celebrated essay collections— Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album— Joan Didion takes us inside the overlapping worlds of American politics and…

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Près d’un demi-siècle avant L’Année de la pensée magique , une jeune femme faisait ses débuts sur la scène littéraire américaine. Joan Didion n’a pas trente ans lorsque paraît en 1963 Run River , premier roman et premier jalon d’une œuvre immense à venir, dont il…