Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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Joan Didion

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The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, forty years after its first publication, the essential portrait of America— particularly California—in the sixties. It focuses on such subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, ruminating on 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.

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"In her portraits of people, Didion is not out to expose but to understand, and she shows us actors and millionaires, doomed brides and naive 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 rich display of some of the best prose written today in this country."--Dan Wakefield, The New York Times Book Review

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Joan Didion

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.

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Essays
Joan Didion

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374531386
ISBN10: 0374531382
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$15.00
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