South and West

South and West

From A Notebook

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-- The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles--and here is one such draft that traces a road trip she took with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. She interviews prominent local figures, describes motels, diners, a deserted reptile farm, a visit with Walker Percy, a ladies' brunch at the Mississippi Broadcasters' Convention. She writes about the stifling heat, the almost viscous pace of life, the sulfurous light, and the preoccupation with race, class, and heritage she finds in the small towns they pass through. And from a different notebook: the "California Notes" that began as an assignment from -- ? One of TIME?s ? One of The New York Times Book Review's.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524732806
152473280X
1524732796
9781524732790
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Apr 27, 2017

Joan Didion's craft is the very best of the latter half of the 20th century.
You will learn something; something important.
A new word or phrase will expand your intellect.
You will also laugh a great deal.
Most writers do not come close.

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