Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 1504045653
ISBN 13: 9781504045650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slouching Towards Bethlehem Book Review:

The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.” First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to Time magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1990-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781417622399
ISBN 13: 1417622393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slouching Towards Bethlehem Book Review:

Universally acclaimed when it was first published in 1968, "Slouching Towards Bethlehem has become a modern classic. More than any other book of its time, this collection captures the mood of 1960s America, especially the center of its counterculture, California. These essays, keynoted by an extraordinary report on San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, all reflect that, in one way or another, things are falling apart, "the center cannot hold." An incisive look at contemporary American life, "Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for several decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Contents: I. LIFE STYLES IN 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 II. PERSONALS "On Keeping a Notebook "On Self-Respect "I Can't Get That Monster out of My Mind "On Morality "On Going Home III. 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

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Pocket Books
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000023864825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slouching Towards Bethlehem Book Review:

Universally acclaimed when it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has become a modern classic. More than any other book of its time, this collection captures the mood of 1960s America, especially the center of its counterculture, California. These essays, keynoted by an extraordinary report on San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, all reflect that, in one way or another, things are falling apart, "the center cannot hold." An incisive look at contemporary American life, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for several decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Contents: I. LIFE STYLES IN 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 II. PERSONALS On Keeping a Notebook On Self-Respect I Can't Get That Monster out of My Mind On Morality On Going Home III. 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

Elegant Jeremiahs

Elegant Jeremiahs
Author: George P. Landow
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011486712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elegant Jeremiahs Book Review:

Examines the influence of the Biblical Prophets on the rhetoric of authors ranging from Henry David Thoreau and Matthew Arnold to D.H. Lawrence and Joan Didion

Collected Essays

Collected Essays
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 875
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 150405203X
ISBN 13: 9781504052030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collected Essays Book Review:

Three essential works that redefined the art of journalism by “one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers” (The New York Times). In these masterpieces of razor-sharp reportage, the National Book Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling author proves herself one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review). Slouching Towards Bethlehem: America in the 1960s—a pivotal era of social change and generational divide. Here is Joan Didion on the “misplaced children” of Haight-Ashbury as well as John Wayne in Hollywood; folk singer Joan Baez and reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes; the extremes of both Death Valley and Las Vegas. Named to Time magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books, this is “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” (The New York Times Book Review). The White Album: A New York Times bestseller, this landmark essay collection confronts the dark aftermath of the 1960s. From a jailhouse visit to Huey Newton, cofounder of the Black Panther Party, to a recording session with The Doors, from the culture of shopping malls to the contradictions of the women’s movement, Joan Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with irony and insight. And in the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. After Henry: Whether reporting on a Hollywood murder or the “sideshows” of foreign wars, Joan Didion crystalizes her reputation as a brilliant essayist. Highlights include a portrait of the White House under the Reagans, two “actors on location”; an unexpected meditation on the Patty Hearst case; and an exposé on the racial divisions and class fault lines of New York City following the rape of the Central Park jogger. An indispensable collection from a writer on whom we can rely “to get the story straight” (Los Angeles Times).

Elegant Jeremiahs Routledge Revivals

Elegant Jeremiahs  Routledge Revivals
Author: George P. Landow
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-06-11
ISBN 10: 1317519647
ISBN 13: 9781317519645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elegant Jeremiahs Routledge Revivals Book Review:

Labelled "an elegant Jeremiah" by a journalist of his day, the urbane Victorian Matthew Arnold must have received the comparison with the Old Testament prophet uneasily. Writing in the 1970s, Norman Mailer seems to owe nothing to the biblical for his description of a long hot wait to buy a cold drink while reporting on the first voyage to the moon. Yet both Arnold and Mailer, George P. Landow asserts in this book, are sages, writers in the nonfiction prose form of secular prophecy, a genre richly influenced by the episodic structures and harshly critical attitudes toward society which characterize Old Testament prophetic literature. In this book, first published in 1986, Landow defines the genre by exploring its rhetoric, an approach that enables him to illuminate the relationships among representative works of the nineteenth century to one another, to biblical, oratorical, and homiletic traditions, and to such twentieth-century writers as Lawrence, Didion, and Mailer.

After Henry

After Henry
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 1504045696
ISBN 13: 9781504045698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Henry Book Review:

Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In these eleven essays covering the national scene from Washington, DC; California; and New York, the acclaimed author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album “capture[s] the mood of America” and confirms her reputation as one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers (The New York Times). Whether dissecting the 1988 presidential campaign, exploring the commercialization of a Hollywood murder, or reporting on the “sideshows” of foreign wars, Joan Didion proves that she is one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review). Highlights include “In the Realm of the Fisher King,” a portrait of the White House under the stewardship of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, two “actors on location;” and “Girl of the Golden West,” a meditation on the Patty Hearst case that draws an unexpected and insightful parallel between the kidnapped heiress and the emigrants who settled California. “Sentimental Journeys” is a deeply felt study of New York media coverage of the brutal rape of a white investment banker in Central Park, a notorious crime that exposed the city’s racial and class fault lines. Dedicated to Henry Robbins, Didion’s friend and editor from 1966 until his death in 1979, After Henry is an indispensable collection of “superior reporting and criticism” from a writer on whom we have relied for more than fifty years “to get the story straight” (Los Angeles Times).

No Law

No Law
Author: David L. Lange,H. Jefferson Powell
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-10-27
ISBN 10: 0804763275
ISBN 13: 9780804763271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Law Book Review:

The original text of the Constitution grants Congress the power to create a regime of intellectual property protection. The first amendment, however, prohibits Congress from enacting any law that abridges the freedoms of speech and of the press. While many have long noted the tension between these provisions, recent legal and cultural developments have transformed mere tension into conflict. No Law offers a new way to approach these debates. In eloquent and passionate style, Lange and Powell argue that the First Amendment imposes absolute limits upon claims of exclusivity in intellectual property and expression, and strips Congress of the power to restrict personal thought and free expression in the name of intellectual property rights. Though the First Amendment does not repeal the Constitutional intellectual property clause in its entirety, copyright, patent, and trademark law cannot constitutionally license the private commodification of the public domain. The authors claim that while the exclusive rights currently reflected in intellectual property are not in truth needed to encourage intellectual productivity, they develop a compelling solution for how Congress, even within the limits imposed by an absolute First Amendment, can still regulate incentives for intellectual creations. Those interested in the impact copyright doctrines have on freedom of expression in the U.S. and the theoretical and practical aspects of intellectual property law will want to take a closer look at this bracing, resonant work.

The Midwest Quarterly

The Midwest Quarterly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000279563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midwest Quarterly Book Review:

Reading Joan Didion

Reading Joan Didion
Author: Lynn Marie Houston,William V. Lombardi
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0313364036
ISBN 13: 9780313364037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Joan Didion Book Review:

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. * 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

The White Album

The White Album
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 1504045661
ISBN 13: 9781504045667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Album Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller: An “elegant” mosaic of trenchant observations on the late sixties and seventies from the author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem (The New Yorker). In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture. From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism,” The White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times Book Review). Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published.

Joan Didion

Joan Didion
Author: Mark Royden Winchell
Publsiher: Boston : Twayne Publishers
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014878469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joan Didion Book Review:

A revision of the 1980 study. Winchell examines the work of Joan Didion who has been called everything from a "fantastically brilliant writer" to an "entrepreneur of anxiety." Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Run River

Run River
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-02-23
ISBN 10: 0307787753
ISBN 13: 9780307787750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Run River Book Review:

Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what happens to them is a tragic epilogue to the pioneer experience, a story of murder and betrayal that only Didion could tell with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.

Style as Argument

Style as Argument
Author: Chris Anderson,Wayne C Anderson
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780809313730
ISBN 13: 0809313731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Style as Argument Book Review:

Taking the position that style has a value in its own right, that language forms a major component of the story a nonfiction writer has to tell, Anderson analyzes the work of America’s foremost practitioners of New Journalism—Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Joan Didion. Anderson does for nonfiction what insightful critics have long been doing for fiction and poetry. His approach is rhetorical, and his message is that the rhetoric of Wolfe, Capote, Mailer, and Didion is a direct response to the problem of trying to convey to a general audience the sublime, inexplicable, or private and intuitive experiences that conventional rhetoric cannot evoke. The emphasis in this book is on style, not genre, and the analysis characterizes the distinctive styles of four American writers, showing how the richness and complexity of their prose discloses an important argument about the value of language itself. Their prose is complex, nuanced, layered, affecting, always aware of itself as style. This self-consciousness, Anderson contends, prepares the reader to regard style as argument, a “tacit but powerful statement about the value of form as form, style as style.”

Heavy Radicals The FBI s Secret War on America s Maoists

Heavy Radicals   The FBI s Secret War on America s Maoists
Author: Aaron J. Leonard,Conor A. Gallagher
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1782795332
ISBN 13: 9781782795339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heavy Radicals The FBI s Secret War on America s Maoists Book Review:

Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists is a history of the Revolutionary Union/Revolutionary Communist Party — the largest Maoist organization to arise in the US — from its origins in the explosive year of 1968, its expansion into a national organization in the early seventies, its extension into major industry throughout early part of that decade, the devastating schism in the aftermath of the death of Mao Tse-tung, and its ultimate decline as the 1970s turned into the 1980s. From its beginnings the grouping was the focus of J. Edgar Hoover and other top FBI officials for an unrelenting array of operations: Informant penetration, setting organizations against each other, setting up phony communist collectives for infiltration and disruption, planting of phone taps and microphones in apartments, break-ins to steal membership lists, the use of FBI ‘friendly journalists’ such as Victor Riesel and Ed Montgomery to undermine the group, and much more. It is the story of a sizable section of the radicalized youth of whose radicalism did not disappear at the end of the sixties, and of the FBI’s largest — and up to now, untold — campaign against it.

Political Fictions

Political Fictions
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0375718907
ISBN 13: 9780375718908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Fictions Book Review:

An incisive 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. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Bulletin of Bibliography

Bulletin of Bibliography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078858357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulletin of Bibliography Book Review:

Land Labour and Gold

Land  Labour  and Gold
Author: William Howitt
Publsiher: London : Longman ; Brown : Green and Longman
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1855
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: SRLF:A0010271369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Labour and Gold Book Review:

Play It as It Lays

Play It as It Lays
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 150404567X
ISBN 13: 9781504045674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play It as It Lays Book Review:

A “scathing novel” of one woman’s path of self-destruction in 1960s Hollywood—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The White Album (The Washington Post Book World). Spare, elegant, and terrifying, Play It as It Lays is the unforgettable story of a woman and a society come undone. Raised in the ghost town of Silver Wells, Nevada, Maria Wyeth is an ex-model and the star of two films directed by her estranged husband, Carter Lang. But in the spiritual desert of 1960s Los Angeles, Maria has lost the plot of her own life. Her daughter, Kate, was born with an “aberrant chemical in her brain.” Her long-troubled marriage has slipped beyond repair, and her disastrous love affairs and strained friendships provide little comfort. Her only escape is to get in her car and drive the freeway—in the fast lane with the radio turned up high—until it runs out “somewhere no place at all where the flawless burning concrete just stopped.” But every ride to nowhere, every sleepless night numbed by pills and booze and sex, makes it harder for Maria to find the meaning in another day. Told with profound economy of style and a “vision as bleak and precise as Eliot’s in ‘The Wasteland’,” Play It as It Lays ruthlessly dissects the dark heart of the American dream (The New York Times). It is a searing masterpiece “from one of the very few writers of our time who approaches her terrible subject with absolute seriousness, with fear and humility and awe” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review).

Miami

Miami
Author: Joan Didion
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 1504045688
ISBN 13: 9781504045681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miami Book Review:

An astonishing account of Cuban exiles, CIA informants, and cocaine traffickers in Florida by the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In Miami, the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking looks beyond postcard images of fluorescent waters, backlit islands, and pastel architecture to explore the murkier waters of a city on the edge. From Fidel Castro and the Bay of Pigs invasion to Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination to Oliver North and the Iran–Contra affair, Joan Didion uncovers political intrigues and shadowy underworld connections, and documents the US government’s “seduction and betrayal” of the Cuban exile community in Dade County. She writes of hotels that offer “guerrilla discounts,” gun shops that advertise Father’s Day deals, and a real-estate market where “Unusual Security and Ready Access to the Ocean” are perks for wealthy homeowners looking to make a quick escape. With a booming drug trade, staggering racial and class inequities, and skyrocketing murder rates, Miami in the 1980s felt more like a Third World capital than a modern American city. Didion describes the violence, passion, and paranoia of these troubled times in arresting detail and “beautifully evocative prose” (The New York Times Book Review). A vital report on an immigrant community traumatized by broken dreams and the cynicism of US foreign policy, Miami is a masterwork of literary journalism whose insights are timelier and more important than ever.