Where I Was from

 
 
Vintage Books (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 15. Dezember 2004
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 240 Seiten
978-0-679-75286-8 (ISBN)
 
In her moving and insightful new book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history and ours. A native Californian, Didion applies her scalpel-like intelligence to the state's ethic of ruthless self-sufficiency in order to examine that ethic's often tenuous relationship to reality.

Combining history and reportage, memoir and literary criticism, Where I Was From explores California's romances 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. Whether she is writing about her pioneer ancestors or privileged sexual predators, robber barons or writers (not excluding herself), Didion is an unparalleled observer, and her book is at once intellectually provocative and deeply personal.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Random House USA Inc
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 205 mm
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  • Breite: 133 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 259 gr
978-0-679-75286-8 (9780679752868)
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Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

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