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Feb 24, 2010
| ISBN 9780307548757
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Feb 24, 2010 | ISBN 9780307548757
The perfect introduction to one of our greatest modern writers: Joan Didion “has the instincts of an exceptional reporter and the focus of a historian, [with] a novelist’s appreciation of the surreal” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Whether she’s writing about civil war in Central America, political scurrility in Washington, or the tightly-braided myths and realities of her native California, Joan Didion expresses an unblinking vision of the truth. Vintage Didion includes three chapters from Miami; an excerpt from Salvador; and three separate essays from After Henry that cover topics from Ronald Reagan to the Central Park jogger case. Also included is “Clinton Agonistes” from Political Fictions, and “Fixed Opinions, or the Hinge of History,” a scathing analysis of the ongoing war on terror.
JOAN DIDION is the author of five novels, ten books of nonfiction, and a play. Her book The Year of Magical Thinking won the National Book Award in 2005. She lives in New York.
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