Reading Joan Didion

by Houston, Lynn Marie.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3554.I33 Z69 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3554.I33 Z69 2009

This book is a compelling reference guide for book clubs on the work of Joan Didion, with summaries of her major works and discussion questions.

Reading Joan Didion is the ideal way to enter this extraordinary and versatile author's world--a world that counts among its citizens burned-out hippies, cynical and delusional players in the film and music scene, and even members of the Charles Manson family.

In addition to looking closely at major works of fiction, Reading Joan Didion also focuses on Didion the essayist, critic, and founding member of the New Journalism Movement, which uses fiction-like narrative techniques to go deeper into subjects that traditional objective reporting allows. Also covered is the rich screenwriting partnership of Didion and husband John Gregory Dunne, and the overwhelming late-career success of The Year of Magical Thinking , written in the aftermath of Dunne's shocking death and completed just before the author's daughter also passed away unexpectedly.

Discussion questions on Joan Didion's works, literary movements, and literary analysis An exhaustive bibliography of additional writings about Didion as well as similar authors and books
Additional Information
Series Pop lit book club.
Subjects Didion, Joan -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :Greenwood Press,2009
Contributors Lombardi, William V.
Language English
Description ix, 159 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-153) and index.
ISBN 9780313364037 (hard copy : alk. paper)
0313364036 (hard copy : alk. paper)
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