Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays by Didion, Joan
Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays -- Joan Didion

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Celebrated, iconic, and indispensable, Joan Didion's first work of nonfiction, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, is considered a watershed moment in American writing. First published in 1968, the collection was critically praised as one of the "best prose written in this country."

More than perhaps any other book, this collection by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era captures the unique time and place of Joan Didion's focus, exploring subjects such as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up in California and 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 counterculture. As Joyce Carol Oates remarked: "[Didion] 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."

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 10/28/2008
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.22h x 5.54w x 0.77d
ISBN: 9780374531386

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 11/28/2014 pg. 66

About the Author
Joan Didion's many books include The Year of Magical Thinking, for which she received the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.