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Slouching Towards Bethlehem : Essays - Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Essays

Paperback Published: 28th October 2008
ISBN: 9780374531386
Number Of Pages: 238

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The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, forty years after its first publication, the essential portrait of America— particularly California—in the sixties. It focuses on such subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, ruminating on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, and, especially, the essence of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the counterculture.

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"In her portraits of people, Didion is not out to expose but to understand, and she shows us actors and millionaires, doomed brides and naive acid-trippers, left wing ideologues and snobs of the Hawaiian aristocracy in a way that makes them neither villainous nor glamorous, but alive and botched and often mournfully beautiful . . . A rich display of some of the best prose written today in this country." --Dan Wakefield, The New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780374531386
ISBN-10: 0374531382
Series: FSG Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 28th October 2008
Publisher: FARRAR STRAUSS & GIROUX
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.25

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