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The Books: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: ‘Notes From a Native Daughter’, by Joan Didion

A fourth excerpt from the essay collection: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics), by Joan Didion Joan Didion has many topics that obsess her. Crime, narrative, real estate, language, to name a few. One of her obsessions is her home … Continue reading

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The Books: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: ‘Slouching Towards Bethlehem’, by Joan Didion

A third excerpt from the essay collection: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics), by Joan Didion One of Joan Didion’s masterpieces. It’s unlike a lot of her other writing, which can be quite openly analytical. In this, she only has … Continue reading

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The Books: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: ‘John Wayne: A Love Story’, by Joan Didion

A second excerpt from the essay collection: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics), by Joan Didion This is one of the best things written about John Wayne. It’s not just an essay about who he is as an actor, or … Continue reading

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The Books: Slouching Towards Bethlehem: ‘Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream’, by Joan Didion

Moving on from the Hollywood shelf to what I call my Essay shelf. First up, is the Joan Didion section. She is one of my favorite writers of all time. Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics), by Joan Didion Slouching … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Joan Didion

From the essay “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” in the collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem: The center was not holding. It was a country of bankruptcy notices and public-auction announcements and commonplace reports of casual killings and misplaced children and abandoned homes and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Joan Didion

From the essay “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” in the collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem: The center was not holding. It was a country of bankruptcy notices and public-auction announcements and commonplace reports of casual killings and misplaced children and abandoned homes and … Continue reading

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