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Slouching towards Bethlehem

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2017. ©1968
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton (Annie Hall, The Family Stone) performs these classic essays, including the title piece, which will transport the listener back to a unique time and place: the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Didion
ISBN: 0008284644 9780008284640
OCLC Number: 1021837968
Notes: Essays.
Description: xiv, 238 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Life styles of the golden land. Some dreamers of the golden dream --
John Wayne : a love song --
Where the kissing never stops --
Comrade Laski, C.P.U.S.A. (M.-L.) --
7000 Romaine, Los Angeles 38 --
California dreaming --
Marrying absurd --
Slouching towards Bethlehem --
Personals. On keeping a notebook --
On self-respect --
I can't get that monster out of my mind --
On morality --
On going home --
Seven places of the mind. Notes from a native daughter --
Letter from Paradise, 21°19' N., 157°52' W --
Rock of ages --
The seacoast of despair --
Guaymas, Sonora --
Los Angeles notebook --
Goodbye to all that.
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Joan Didion's savage masterpiece, which, since first publication in 1968, has been acknowledged as an unparalleled report on the state of America during the upheaval of the Sixties Revolution.  Read more...

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