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Where I was from

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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[This volume] turns what [the author] has called her sonar ear, her radar eye onto her own work, as well as that of such California writers as Frank Norris and Jack London and Henry George, to examine how the folly and recklessness in the very grain of the California settlement led to the California we know today a state mortgaged first to the railroad, then to the aerospace industry, and overwhelmingly to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Didion
ISBN: 0679752862 9780679752868
OCLC Number: 57191802
Description: 226 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Joan Didion.
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[This volume] turns what [the author] has called her sonar ear, her radar eye onto her own work, as well as that of such California writers as Frank Norris and Jack London and Henry George, to examine how the folly and recklessness in the very grain of the California settlement led to the California we know today a state mortgaged first to the railroad, then to the aerospace industry, and overwhelmingly to the federal government, a dependent colony of those political and corporate owners who fly in for the annual encampment of the Bohemian Club. Here is the one writer we always want to read on California showing us the startling contradictions in its and in America's core values. [The authors'] unerring sense of America and its spirit, her acute interpretation of its institutions and literature, and her incisive questioning of the stories it tells itself make this fiercely intelligent book a provocative and important tour de force from one of our greatest writers.-Dust jacket.

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