Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern ...

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.” First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to Time magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Language: un
Pages: 361
Authors: Joan Didion
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-21 - Publisher: Open Road Media

The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Joan Didion
Categories: California
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-16 - Publisher: Fourth Estate

Classic literary journalism which defined, for many, the state of America during the upheaval of the Sixties Revolution "It was not a country in open revolution. It was not a country under enemy siege. It was the United States of America in the cold late spring of 1967, and the
Slouching Toward Bethlehem
Language: un
Pages: 200
Authors: Nina Coltart
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher: ISD LLC

In 1982, Nina Coltart gave a paper to the English-Speaking Conference of Psychoanalysts called 'Slouching towards Bethlehem... or Thinking the Unthinkable in Psychoanalysis' which created a stir and brought her to the attention of the psychoanalytic community. Ten years later, she produced her first book - this book - which
Collected Essays
Language: un
Pages: 875
Authors: Joan Didion
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-06 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Three essential works that redefined the art of journalism by “one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers” (The New York Times). In these masterpieces of razor-sharp reportage, the National Book Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling author proves herself one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an
Live and Learn
Language: un
Pages: 575
Authors: Joan Didion
Categories: American fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: HarperPerennial

Live and Learn comprises three of the personal essay collections that established Joan Didion as a major figure in the modern canon ? arranged in chronological order so that readers can appreciate not only the qualities of the essays per se, but also their evolution over time. It also includes

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