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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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“She has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time.”—Joyce Carol Oates,  The New York Times Book Review . Here in digital format for the first time is Joan Didion’s landmark collection of essays  Slouching…

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Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil. A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the…

Salvador

by Joan Didion

|January 5, 2011

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"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war. The writer is Joan Didion, who delivers an anatomy of that country's particular brand of terror–its mechanisms, rationales, and intimate relation to…

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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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…

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Dans ce roman inspiré d'une histoire vraie, l'auteur culte Joan Didion dresse le portrait d'une riche famille américaine brisée par la soif du pouvoir. En 1975, à Hawaï, les membres de la dynastie Christian se réunissent autour des corps inanimés de l'une des…

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…

Miami

by Joan Didion

|November 19, 2013

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“ Havana vanities come to dust in Miami, ” writes Joan Didion at the start of  Miami , a book that looks beyond the city’s bright pastel facades and sunlit beaches to shadowed scenes, dark history. Didion trains her penetrating vision on Miami’s Cuban exile…