Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays

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Turtleback, 2019 - 256 páginas

Celebrated, iconic, and indispensable, Joan Didion's first work of nonfiction, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, is considered a watershed moment in American writing. First published in 1968, the collection was critically praised as one of the "best prose written in this country."

More than perhaps any other book, this collection by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era captures the unique time and place of Joan Didion's focus, exploring subjects such as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up in California and 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. As Joyce Carol Oates remarked: "[Didion] has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time, a memorable voice, partly eulogistic, partly despairing; always in control."

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Comentário do usuário  - Ken-Me-Old-Mate - LibraryThing

Old school but really refreshing, intelligent but not dry, witty but not smug. Surprisingly still relevant today. Interesting to read and work out where she was in relation to the events and places ... Ler resenha completa

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This was a recommendation from Laura and it was not only a captivating collection of essays, but also provided great insight in my gf's taste in writing/journalism. It's good! Didion's lyrical and ... Ler resenha completa

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Joan Didion's many books include The Year of Magical Thinking, for which she received the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.

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