The Resource Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion

Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion

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Slouching towards Bethlehem
Title
Slouching towards Bethlehem
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Joan Didion
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"She has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time."--Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review. Here in digital format for the first time is Joan Didion's landmark collection of essays Slouching Towards Bethlehem, work that helped define the New Journalism of the late 1960s and today stands as some of the very finest nonfiction writing ever produced by an American writer. Reflective and brilliantly observational, powered by a brave, unblinking vision that sweeps America's cultural landscape during the Vietnam era, Didion vividly documents the acid-tripping counterculture of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury in the book's title essay, and elsewhere writes of billionaire Howard Hughes and folk-singer Joan Baez, of John Wayne and Alcatraz Island, of a California murderess and a Las Vegas wedding. She writes of her own Sacramento girlhood, of life in Death Valley; she profiles an L.A. Maoist; she captures the ominous mood in the Golden Land, in southern California, when the dry, hot Santa Ana winds blow in from the desert during autumn. She writes of her eight years in New York City as a young woman, and her departure for L.A., in the revered personal essay "Goodbye to All That." A master stylist whose precise, lucid prose, elegantly layered with penetrating reflection and detail, has influenced generations of writers, Didion in Slouching Towards Bethlehem gives us a book that had she not gone on to write anything else, would still be celebrated today as an essential portrait of America in the 1960s. And now readers of digital books, whether fans of Joan Didion or those curious to discover this remarkable writer, can download her pioneering collection for the first time
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Didion, Joan
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.I33
LC item number
S55 2013
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • California
  • Hippies
  • Hippies
  • Manners and customs
  • California
  • California
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Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion
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1 online resource.
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9781939126139
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B15F77F5-0466-45D5-BBA9-B6F75EBD216C
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(OCoLC)953448107
Label
Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion
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Publication
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn953448107
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781939126139
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B15F77F5-0466-45D5-BBA9-B6F75EBD216C
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(OCoLC)953448107

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