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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, 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 state, California (and, … 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, 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 a couple paragraphs … 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, 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 his biography – … 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, by Joan Didion Slouching Towards Bethlehem is … 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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