Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Flamingo, 2001 - 206 páginas

Classic literary journalism which defined, for many, the state of America during the upheaval of the Sixties Revolution

‘It was not a country in open revolution. It was not a country under enemy siege. It was the United States of America in the cold late spring of 1967, and the market was steady and the GNP high and a great many articulate people seemed to have a sense of high social purpose and it might have been a spring of brave hopes and national promise, but it was not…"’

‘So physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate’ that people tended to forget that her presence ran counter to their best interests, Joan Didion slipped herself into the heart of the Sixties Revolution, only to slip out again with this savage masterpiece, which, since first publication in 1968, has been acknowledged as an unparalleled report on the state of America during those curious days.

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Comentário do usuário  - Ken-Me-Old-Mate - LibraryThing

Old school but really refreshing, intelligent but not dry, witty but not smug. Surprisingly still relevant today. Interesting to read and work out where she was in relation to the events and places ... Ler resenha completa

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This was a recommendation from Laura and it was not only a captivating collection of essays, but also provided great insight in my gf's taste in writing/journalism. It's good! Didion's lyrical and ... Ler resenha completa

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Sobre o autor (2001)

Joan Didion lives in New York City with her husband, author John Gregory Dunne. Alongside her acclaimed non-fiction work, she is also the author of several novels, including A Book of Common Prayer, The Last Thing He Wanted and Play It As It Lays.

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