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  • After Henry

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679745396
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 1993
    The author of the current `all the rage' bestseller 'The Year of Magical Thinking' produced this collection of non-fiction pieces in 1993, which divides into three psychogeographic sections: Washington (3 essays); California (7 essays); New York (1 essay). At each stop Didion uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers. She tells readers about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she give new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America's rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won't go away - in this bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy. 319p.
  • After Henry

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780671727314
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: May 1992
    Presents essays that discern the social and political importance behind the day's most lurid news
  • Fixed Ideas: America Since 9.11

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $4.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590170731
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: April 2003
  • Miami

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679781806
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: September 1998
    An unerring social commentator, Joan Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, locating its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination tothe Watergate break-in. Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a pertinent study of immigration and exile, passion and hypocrisy - and of political violence turned as personal as a family feud. A pastel deconstruction of a city ofntrigues. Notes, Index. 238p.
  • Run River

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679752509
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: 1994
    Vintage International Edition. The author's electrifying first novel paints 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. From the author of the current bestseller, 'The Year of Magical Thinking.' 264p.
  • Seduction and Betrayal

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322783
    • Publisher: NYRB
    • Published: September 2001
    The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America's most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of unforgettable portraits--of Virginia Woolf and Zelda Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Carlyle--as well as a provocative reading of such works as Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler, and the poems of Sylvia Plath, Seduction and Betrayal is a virtuoso performance, a major writer's reckoning with the relations between men and women, women and writing, writing and life.
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374531386
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: October 2008
    The first nonfiction work by the singularly distinctive prose stylist, SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM remains, forty years after its first publication, a quintessentially original portrait of America - particularly California - in the sixties. It focuses on such subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, ruminating on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, and especially, the essence of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the 1960s counterculture. 256p.
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (Picador Modern Classics)

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250160652
    • Publisher: Picador Modern Classics
    • Published: November 2017
  • South and West: From a Notebook

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $18.90
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781524732790
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: March 2017
  • The Long-Distance Runner: A Memoir

    By Tony Richardson

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780688121013
    • Publisher: William Morrow
    • Published: October 1993
    This autobiographical work was written six years before it was discovered on the day of Richardson's death in 1991, hidden at the back of the same cupboard where he kept hisOscars. A candid memoir, the book focuses on Richardson's passion for the theatre and film. B&W photos. 368p.
  • The White Album

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374532079
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2009
    First published in 1979, THE WHITE ALBUM records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era - including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall - through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now comprehend it. The book has become a central text of American reportage and a classic of American autobiography. 223p.
  • The Year of Magical Thinking

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400043149
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: October 2005
    From one of America's iconic writers, The Year of Magical Thinking explores Joan Didion's intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage that ends suddenly and tragically, when her husband of 40 years, John Gregory Dunne, dies of a massive coronary sitting across from her at dinner in their NYC apartment; and the prolonged, and degenerating illness of her only, adopted daughter. The book is an effort to make sense out of the impossible, in which the impossible remains, indelibly, beyond comprehension. Didion, somehow, finds the language to express her own existence, 'about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.' Winner of the National Book Award.
  • The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307386410
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 2007
    In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir - 'an indelible portrait of loss and grief...a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage' (Michiko Kakutani/NY Times), Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play. The first theatrical production of The Year of Magical Thinking opened at the Booth Theatre on March 29, 2007, starring Vanessa Redgrave and directed by David Hare. 62p.
  • We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (Everyman's)

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307264879
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: October 2006
    The recent trend of nonfiction memoirists to win the hearts of critics cannot begin to compare to the essays and thirty-five years of journalism of Joan Didion. 'We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live' collects seven works of nonfiction and memoir from Didion between 1968 and 2003 for the Everyman's Classic Library. Presented in a handsome cloth-bound edition, this volume republishes the out-of-print edition of 'The White Album' and even includes latter works such as 'Where I Was From.' The lifetime of cultural criticism of the shifting American Dream is preserved with the same timeless style and insight thathas made Didion's work resonate with the passage of time.
  • Where I Was From

    By Joan Didion

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679752868
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 2004
    The author reassesses her life, her work, her history. A native Californian, Didion applies her laser-like intelligence to the state's ethic of ruthless self-sufficiency in order to examine that ethic's often tenuous relationship to reality. In doing so, she explores California love/hate romance with land and water, its unacknowledged debts to railroads, aerospace, and big government; the disjunction between its code of individualism and its fetish for prisons. 'One beautiful sentence follows another...' 226p.

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