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Didion, Joan

Works: 398 works in 1,637 publications in 12 languages and 59,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Autobiographies  Biographies  Short stories  Musical films  Detective and mystery fiction  Essays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Editor, Interviewee, Publisher, Bibliographic antecedent, Lithographer, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3554.I33, 813.54
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Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion( Book )

93 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of common prayer by Joan Didion( Book )

71 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charlotte travels to Boca Grande to find her fugitive daughter, she encounters Grace, a wealthy land-owner who knows too many secrets
Play it as it lays : a novel by Joan Didion( Book )

95 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maria Wyeth is an emotional drifter who has become almost anesthetized against pain and pleasure. She finds herself, in her early thirties, radically divorced from her husband, lovers, friends, hew own past and her own future. Actress, daughter, wife, mother, woman: she has played each role to the sound of one hand clapping."--Page 4 of cover
Democracy : a novel by Joan Didion( Book )

60 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale of love and murder revolves around Inez Christian Victor, the wife of a man who wants to be President of the United States
The last thing he wanted by Joan Didion( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman journalist quits her job on a Washington paper to look after her father, living on a Caribbean island where he smuggles guns to rebels in Central America. When he falls sick, she takes over
Miami by Joan Didion( Book )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationship between the Cuban exiles of Miami and the larger body politic of the United States
After Henry by Joan Didion( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 essays "organized by place (Washington, D.C.; LA; New York) ... defining the culture of our cities ..."
Where I was from by Joan Didion( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essayist explores American ideals of independence and self-reliance by probing her own life and those of her relatives, discussing how the character of California's settlers created the state as it exists today
Political fictions by Joan Didion( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of political essays originally written for "The New York Review of Books" from 1988 to 2000 explores the nature of American politics and political figures and the role of the media in transforming the American political landscape
Run River by Joan Didion( Book )

58 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, the great-grandchildren of California pioneers, become involved in murder and betrayal
Some women by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwart-witte studiofoto's van Amerikaanse vrouwen en meisjes
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling singer Esther Hoffman's life is forever changed the night fading rock star John Howard Norman staggers drunkenly into the small nightclub where she works. He gives her a career. She gives him her love. But the world won't let them have both
Joan Didion by Katherine U Henderson( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling essays over het werk van de Amerikaanse schrijfster (geb. 1944) en een aantal vraaggesprekken met haar
Fixed ideas : America since 9.11 by Joan Didion( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist and essayist Joan Didion writes about the refusal of Americans to openly discuss and debate the Bush administration's new unilateralism toward both domestic and international policies since 9/11. This provocative and persuasive essay was originally published in The New York Review of Books, and garnered a tremendous response from the magazine's readers. In a preface commissioned for this book edition, Frank Rich, the popular op-ed columnist for The New York Times, echoes her argument with his own passionate analysis. Fixed Ideas is an incisive, timely political commentary from an American virtuoso
True confessions( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and German and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1940s Los Angeles detective hounds his monsignor brother about a pious pimp's tie to grisly murder
The panic in Needle Park by Jerry Schatzberg( Visual )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out at Sherman Square or "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a small-time thief and addict, and Helen, a homeless girl abandoned by her lover after an illegal abortion
Vintage Didion by Joan Didion( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. "Didion has the instincts of an exceptional reporter and the focus of a historian ... a novelist?s appreciation of the surreal."?Los Angeles Times Book ReviewWhether she?s writing about civil war in Central America, political scurrility in Washington, or the tightl -braided myths and realities of her native California, Joan Didion expresses an unblinking vision of the truth. Vintage Didion includes three chapters from Miami; an excerpt from Salvador; and three separate essays from After Henry that cover topics from Ronald Reagan to the Central Park jogger case. Also included is "Clinton Agonistes" from Political Fictions, and "Fixed Opinions, or the Hinge of History," a scathing analysis of the ongoing war on terror. From the Trade Paperback edition
Travel tales( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narration of short stories previously broadcasted on public radio stations
The year of magical thinking by Joan Didion( Book )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself
We tell ourselves stories in order to live : collected nonfiction by Joan Didion( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including such topics as Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, and Bill Clinton
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A book of common prayer
Alternative Names
Didion Joan

Dunne, Joan

Dunne, Joan 1934-

Ioanna Didion

Joan Didion Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Joan Didion Amerikaans auteur

Joan Didion amerikansk manusforfattar

Joan Didion amerikansk manusförfattare

Joan Didion amerikansk manusforfatter

Joan Didion amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Joan Didion écrivaine américaine

Joan Didion escritora estadounidense

Joan Didion giornalista, scrittrice e saggista statunitense

Joan Didion US-amerikanische Buchautorin und Journalistin

Joan Didion yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Τζόαν Ντίντιον Αμερικανή συγγραφέας

Джоан Дидион

ג'ואן דידיון

ג'ואן דידיון סופרת אמריקאית

דידיון, ג'ואן

דידיון, ג'ואן 1934-

ജോവാൻ ദിദിയോൻ

디디온, 조앤 1934-


ディディオン, ジョウン

ディディオン, ジョーン


A book of common prayerPlay it as it lays : a novelDemocracy : a novelThe last thing he wantedMiamiAfter HenryWhere I was fromPolitical fictions