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Didion, Joan

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

120 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,266 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."--Publisher
Slouching towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion( Book )

125 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A half-century after its initial publication in 1968, Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains the essential portrait of America--and California in particular--during the sixties. The remarkable debut essay collection by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, it explores such subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes; growing up in California; the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room; and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the counterculture. As Dan Wakefield wrote in The New York Times Book Review, 'In her portraits of people, [Didion] is not out to expose but to understand...[She] makes them neither villainous nor glamorous, but alive and botched and often mournfully beautiful'"--Back cover
A book of common prayer by Joan Didion( Book )

86 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence
Democracy : a novel by Joan Didion( Book )

65 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 7 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
The last thing he wanted by Joan Didion( Book )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,102 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 )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,941 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 )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 1,584 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 )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,368 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,198 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 )

68 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, the great-grandchildren of California pioneers, become involved in murder and betrayal
A star is born( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2019 in English and French and held by 934 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
Companionship in grief : love and loss in the memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin by Jeffrey Berman( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Companionship in Grief, Jeffrey Berman focuses on the most life-changing event for many people--the death of a spouse. Some of the most acclaimed memoirs of the past fifty years offer insights into this profound loss: C.S. Lewis's A Grief Observed; John Bayley's three memoirs about Iris Murdoch, including Elegy for Iris; Donald Hall's The Best Day the Worst Day; Joan Didion's best-selling. The Year of Magical Thinking; and Calvin Trillin's About Alice. These books explore the nature of spousal bereavement, the importance of caregiving, the role of writing in recovery, and the possibility of falling in love again after a devastating loss. Throughout his study, Berman traces the theme of love and loss in all five memoirists' fictional and nonfictional writings as well as in those of their spouses, who were also accomplished writers." "Combining literary studies, grief and bereavement theory, attachment theory, composition studies, and trauma theory, Companionship in Grief will appeal to anyone who has experienced love and loss. Berman's research casts light on five remarkable marriages, showing how autobiographical stories of love and loss can memorialize deceased spouses and offer wisdom and comfort to readers." ""Jeffrey Berman's examination of each partner's writings gives this book its unique perspective. I know of no other work like his in thanatology; Companionship in Grief will make a significant contribution to persons interested in death, dying, and bereavement."--David Balk, editor-in-chief, Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement" ""This is a book that will be interesting to theorists of grief and grieving and to critics of contemporary British and American Literature while at the same time appealing to general readers who have themselves experienced crucial losses--or fear them."--Sandra M. Gilbert, author of Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Way We Grieve"--BOOK JACKET
Some women by Robert Mapplethorpe( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwart-witte studiofoto's van Amerikaanse vrouwen en meisjes
Joan Didion : essays & conversations( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays on the work of the American writer, Joan Didion (born in 1944). Also includes a number of interviews with her
Fixed ideas : America since 9.11 by Joan Didion( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 538 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 )

74 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays about people, places, and events of the 1960s and 1970s, including the Manson family, the John Paul Getty museum, and others
True confessions by Ulu Grosbard( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 328 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 )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 313 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
Up close & personal by Jon Avnet( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious young reporter falls under the tutelage of a veteran newsman and then falls in love with him
Vintage Didion by Joan Didion( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 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
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A book of common prayer
Slouching towards BethlehemA book of common prayerDemocracy : a novelThe last thing he wantedMiamiAfter HenryWhere I was fromPolitical fictions
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Didion Joan

Dunne, Joan

Dunne, Joan 1934-

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Ντίντιον Τζόαν (1934-)

Τζόαν Ντίντιον Αμερικανή συγγραφέας

Джоан Дидион

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ג'ואן דידיון

ג'ואן דידיון סופרת אמריקאית

דידיון, ג'ואן

דידיון, ג'ואן 1934-

جوان ديديون كاتبة أمريكية

چوان ديديون

ജോവാൻ ദിദിയോൻ അമേരിക്കന്‍ എഴുത്തുകാരന്‍

디디온, 조앤 1934-


ディディオン, ジョウン

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