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The White Album - Joan Didion
The White Album
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First published in 1979, The White Album is a mosaic of the late sixties and seventies. It includes, among other bizarre artifacts and personalities, the dark journeys and impulses of the Manson family, a Balck Panther Party press conference, the story of John Paul Getty's museum, the romance of... show more
First published in 1979, The White Album is a mosaic of the late sixties and seventies. It includes, among other bizarre artifacts and personalities, the dark journeys and impulses of the Manson family, a Balck Panther Party press conference, the story of John Paul Getty's museum, the romance of water in an arid landscape, and the swirl and confusion of the sixties. With commanding sureness of mood and language, Joan Didion exposes the realities and dreams of that age of self-discovery whose spiritual center was California.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374522216 (0374522219)
ASIN: 374522219
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 White ice
While I recognize Didion's towering intellect, her facility with language, her admirable curiosity and the scope of her knowledge, I find her writing so icy and distant I'm left unsatisfied. On one hand, her essays about such diverse topics as water supply and James Pike surprise me and catch my int...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
Loved most of what I read, which was the majority of the book, but some of it was of no interest to me. However, her writing is magnificent. I loved the titled essay and it was heartwarming to again revisit the 60's and early 70's with Joan Didion as my guide. Her picture on the back of the hardcove...
jennifer mills
jennifer mills rated it
5.0 The White Album
Didion is just so damned good.
target acquired
target acquired rated it
3.0
ms. didion exorcises her angst by dissecting her life and society in the most clinical, intellectualized way possible. well i suppose that technique must work for someone. a modern classic, still relevant and probably will remain so forever. but not exactly an endearing experience.
Nancy
Nancy rated it
The White Album was required reading for my American Experience class. I didn't love the book at first, but after a couple of essays, Didion's quiet style started to grow on me. This collection is a revealing narrative of events that occurred in the 1960's and 1970's. It examines the lives of fam...
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