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Live and Learn: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, the White Album, After Henry - Joan Didion - cover

Live and Learn: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, the White Album, After Henry

Joan Didion

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Anno: 2005
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 592 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 394 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007204380
This comprehensive edition brings together for the first time three seminal collections by legendary essayist and journalist Joan Didion: Slouching toward Bethlehem, White Album and Sentimental Journeys. Prefaced with a new introduction by Joan Didion. 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 a new introduction by Joan Didion herself. The stylistic masterpiece Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968) has become a modern classic, capturing the mood of 1960s America and especially the center of its counterculture, California. The cornerstone essay, an extraordinary report on San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, sets the agenda for the rest of this book - depicting and America where, in some way or another, things are falling apart and "the center cannot hold". The White Album (1979) is a syncopated, swirling mosaic of the 60s and 70s, covering people and artifacts from the Black Panthers and the Manson family to John Paul Getty's museum. Sentimental Journeys (1992) shifts its perspective slightly to take in Vietnamese refugee camps in Hong Kong, the Reagan campaign trail, and the inequities of Los Angeles real estate. An important collection, Live and Learn is the perfect one-stop primer on Joan Didion, and an essential reference for readers old and new. It confirms the power of this uniquely unbiased, moving writer, and showcases her artful yet simple prose.
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    Scrittrice statunitense. Corrispondente dall’estero per i maggiori quotidiani americani e autrice di saggi di attualità politica, sociologica, culturale – L’album bianco (1979), Salvador (1983), Miami (1987) – ha dato espressione lucida e provocatoria ai problemi delle donne della sua generazione. Da Prendila come viene (1970) a Diglielo da parte mia (1977) a Democracy (1984), ha affinato la sua scrittura, fino a farne un duro, efficace scandaglio dell’odierno universo tecnologico. Le sue figure femminili, isolate, straniate o in fuga, campeggiano sullo sfondo di realtà sociali o politiche stravolte che non lasciano spazi di evasione dalla storia. Nelle opere più recenti, tra narrativa e saggio, ha rievocato vicende autobiografiche: Da dove... Approfondisci
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