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Didion, Joan

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A book of common prayer by Joan Didion( Book )

69 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,772 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
Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion( Book )

84 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

89 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,646 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, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil-literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul-it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose ... Didion's classic book that takes the reader into the life of Maria Wyeth, actress, mother, daughter, divorced wife, a woman who has grown tired and desensitized to the fakeness and pain caused by the Hollywood and Las Vegas establishment. It is a life filled to the brim with movie premiers, booze, pills, suicide, casual, empty sex, abortions and nothing else. It is a world of plastic surgery and beautiful people, of Let's do lunch and venomous gossip ... The language is stinging, fast-paced, lean, anti-Hollywood. --Christian Engler, et al at
Democracy : a novel by Joan Didion( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,249 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 )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,994 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 )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,855 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 1,503 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 )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,237 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,184 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 )

56 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 926 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 )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock star John Norman Howard has noticed that his career has begun to decline. Too many years of concerts, bad managers and life on the road have made him cynical. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. John shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent
Joan Didion by Katherine U Henderson( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 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 562 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 white album by Joan Didion( Book )

57 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 328 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 the 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
True confessions( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and German and held by 297 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 294 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 262 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
Travel tales( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 145 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
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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 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

Slouching towards BethlehemPlay it as it lays : a novelDemocracy : a novelThe last thing he wantedMiamiAfter HenryWhere I was fromPolitical fictions