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Reading Joan Didion
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Reading Joan Didion

by Lynn Marie Houston, William V. Lombardi
 

This book is a compelling reference guide for book clubs on the work of Joan Didion, with summaries of her major works and discussion questions.

• Discussion questions on Joan Didion's works, literary movements, and literary analysis

• An exhaustive bibliography of additional writings about Didion as well as similar authors and books

Overview

This book is a compelling reference guide for book clubs on the work of Joan Didion, with summaries of her major works and discussion questions.

• Discussion questions on Joan Didion's works, literary movements, and literary analysis

• An exhaustive bibliography of additional writings about Didion as well as similar authors and books

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From the Publisher
"Houston and Lombardi (both American literature, California State U., Chico) offer a reader's guide to the work of California novelist, essayist, and journalist Joan Didion. Introductory chapters summarize the author's career and discuss the relationship of her writing to 20th century genres, including New Journalism and feminist writing. The chapters that follow explore craft and themes in six of Didion's works: Run River, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It As It Lays, The White Album, Where I Was From (a 2003 memoir), and 2006's The Year of Magical Thinking. Remaining chapters discuss Didion's work as it treats modern issues and pop culture, her presence in the media, and insights from the internet on her career. A suggested reading list concludes the text." - Reference & Research Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313364037
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Pop Lit Book Club Series
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Lynn Marie Houston is assistant professor of American literature in the English Department at California State University, Chico, CA.

William V. Lombardi is a graduate student in the English Department at California State University, Chico, CA.

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