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Slouching towards Bethlehem

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The collection of essays that confirmed Didion as the author of some of the best prose written today in this country (NY Times). Her unblinking vision and deadpan sentences have influenced two generations of reporters, changing our expectations of style and voice in journalism. In each essay, Didion, through her language and her syntax, is as much of a character as those she writes about. The sum of the collection is a gorgeous and frightening portrait of America at a particular time, all viewed through Didion's peerless eye.
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display_description 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.
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series Brilliance Audio on compact disc, Classic collection), FSG classics
series_with_volume Brilliance Audio on compact disc, Classic collection), FSG classics
subject_facet , American essays -- 20th century, American literature -- Women authors, California -- Social life and customs -- 20th century, Electronic books, Hippies -- California -- San Francisco, Manners and customs
title_display Slouching towards Bethlehem
title_full Slouching towards Bethlehem / Joan Didion, Slouching towards Bethlehem [electronic resource] / Joan Didion
title_short Slouching towards Bethlehem
topic_facet American essays, American literature, Electronic books, Hippies, Manners and customs, Social life and customs, Women authors