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The Resource Conversations with Joan Didion, edited by Scott F. Parker

Conversations with Joan Didion, edited by Scott F. Parker

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Conversations with Joan Didion
Title
Conversations with Joan Didion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Scott F. Parker
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Joan Didion (b. 1934) is an American icon. Her essays, particularly those in Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album, have resonated in American culture to a degree unmatched over the past half century. Two generations of writers have taken her as the measure of what it means to write personal essays. No one writes about California, the sixties, media narratives, cultural mythology, or migraines without taking Didion into account. She has also written five novels; several screenplays with her husband, John Gregory Dunne; and three late-in-life memoirs, including The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights, which have brought her a new wave of renown. Conversations with Joan Didion features seventeen interviews with the author spanning decades, continents, and genres. Didion reflects on her childhood in Sacramento; her time at Berkeley (both as a student and later as a visiting professor), New York, and Hollywood; her marriage to Dunne; and of course her writing. Didion describes her methods of writing, the ways in which the various genres she has worked in inform one another, and the concerns that have motivated her to write."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BKL
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3554.I33
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parker, Scott F
Series statement
Literary conversations series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Novelists, American
  • Novelists, American
Label
Conversations with Joan Didion, edited by Scott F. Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104210756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 170 pages
Isbn
9781496823441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0024154744
  • (OCoLC)1104210756
Label
Conversations with Joan Didion, edited by Scott F. Parker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104210756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 170 pages
Isbn
9781496823441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0024154744
  • (OCoLC)1104210756

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