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Didion, Joan

Works: 317 works in 1,218 publications in 15 languages and 48,339 library holdings
Genres: Prayers and devotions  Fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Musical films  Hymns  Political fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3554.I33, 813.54
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Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion( Book )

84 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play it as it lays : a novel by Joan Didion( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, "Play It As It Lays" captures the mood of an entire generation. Joan Didion chose Hollywood to serve as her microcosm of contemporary society and exposed a culture characterized by emptiness and ennui
Democracy : a novel by Joan Didion( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,284 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
Miami by Joan Didion( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,793 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 )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,533 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,257 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 )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,193 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 )

60 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een echtpaar in Californië wordt geconfronteerd met de gevolgen van moord en verraad, waar hun overgrootouders bij betrokken waren
Some women by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 656 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
Fixed ideas : America since 9.11 by Joan Didion( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 570 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
The panic in Needle Park by Jerry Schatzberg( Visual )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 314 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
True confessions by Ulu Grosbard( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1940s Los Angeles detective hounds his monsignor brother about a pious pimp's tie to grisly murder
Vintage Didion by Joan Didion( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 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 Review Whether 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
The white album by Joan Didion( Book )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The White Album is a mosaic of a time, a mosaic that includes, among other bizarre artifacts and personalities, the dark journeys and impulses of the Manson Family and the Ferguson brothers, the story of Bishop James Pike, and of John Paul Getty's museum, the biker cult, the saga of the California governor's mansions, the romance of water in an arid landscape, the swirl and confusion of th Sixties (the women's movement, the Panthers, Berkeley), and the experience of getting away--to Bogotá, to Las Vegas, the Islands, the road or simply to bed--and coming home again"--Cover
The last thing he wanted by Joan Didion( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een Amerikaanse journaliste enkele zaken van haar zieke vader probeert af te handelen, raakt ze betrokken bij criminele politieke activiteiten
Travel tales( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 139 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
Sentimental journeys by Joan Didion( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvador by Joan Didion( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressies van de burgeroorlog in El Salvador in 1982
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Play it as it lays : a novel
Alternative Names
Didion, Joan

Dunne, Joan

Dunne, Joan 1934-

Ioanna Didion

Joan Didion Amerikaans auteur

Joan Didion amerikansk manusforfattar

Joan Didion amerikansk manusförfattare

Joan Didion amerikansk manusforfatter

Joan Didion amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Joan Didion giornalista, scrittrice e saggista statunitense

Joan Didion US-amerikanische Buchautorin und Journalistin

Джоан Дидион

ג'ואן דידיון

דידיון, ג'ואן 1934-

디디온, 조앤 1934-


ディディオン, ジョウン

ディディオン, ジョーン

Play it as it lays : a novelDemocracy : a novelMiamiAfter HenryWhere I was fromPolitical fictionsRun RiverSome women