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Slouching Towards Bethlehem - Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Author: Joan Didion
Read by: Diane Keaton

Audio CD

Published: 22nd July 2014
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Audie Award Nominee, Short Stories/Collections, 2013 Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton ("Annie Hall," "The Family Stone") performs these classic essays, including the title piece, which will transport the listener back to a unique time and place: the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the neighborhood's heyday as a countercultural center. This is Joan Didion's first work of nonfiction, offering an incisive look at the mood of 1960s America and providing an essential portrait of the Californian counterculture. She explores the influences of John Wayne and Howard Hughes, and offers ruminations on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room. Taking its title from W. B. Yeats? poem "The Second Coming," the essays in "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" all reflect, in one way or another, that "the center cannot hold." "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" is part of Audible's A-List Collection, featuring the world's most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.

ISBN: 9781480560178
ISBN-10: 1480560170
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 22nd July 2014
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 13.5  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.08