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SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM

Joan Didion

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ISBN 10: 0679640266 / ISBN 13: 9780679640264
Editorial: Modern Library, US, 2000
Condición: Very Good Plus Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First Thus, Modern Library Edition. Pages are clean with no markings from previous owners. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean. Text block is lightly soiled. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, creases and closed tears at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket covers are lightly scuffed and rubbed. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. N° de ref. de la librería 18604

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Título: SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM

Editorial: Modern Library, US

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good Plus

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Thus.

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Upon its publication in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem confirmed Joan Didion as one of the most prominent writers on the literary scene. Her unblinking vision and deadpan tone have influenced subsequent generations of reporters and essayists, changing our expectations of style, voice, and the artistic possibilities of nonfiction.
        
"In her portraits of people," The New York Times Book Review wrote, "Didion is not out to expose but to understand, and she shows us actors and millionaires, doomed brides and naïve acid-trippers, left-wing ideologues and snobs of the Hawaiian aristocracy in a way that makes them neither villainous nor glamorous, but alive and botched and often mournfully beautiful. . . . A rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country."
        
In essay after essay, Didion captures the dislocation of the 1960s, the disorientation of a country shredding itself apart with social change. Her essays not only describe the subject at hand--the murderous housewife, the little girl trailing the rock group, the millionaire bunkered in his mansion--but also offer a broader vision of America, one that is both terrifying and tender, ominous and uniquely her own.
        
Joyce Carol Oates has written, "Joan Didion is one of the very few writers of our time who approaches her terrible subject with absolute seriousness, with fear and humility and awe. Her powerful irony is often sorrowful rather than clever. . . . She has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time, a memorable voice, partly eulogistic, partly despairing; always in control."

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"A slant vision that is arresting and unique . . . Didion might be an observer from another planet--one so edgy and alert that she ends up knowing more about our own world than we know ourselves."
        --Anne Tyler

"The story between the lines of Slouching Towards Bethlehem is surely not so much 'California' as it is [Didion's] ability to make us share her passionate sense of it."
        --Alfred Kazin

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