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Joan Didion (1934–2021)

Autor(a) de The Year of Magical Thinking

54+ Works 30,781 Membros 674 Reviews 139 Favorited

About the Author

Born in Sacramento, California, on December 5, 1934, Joan Didion received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1956. She wrote for Vogue from 1956 to 1963, and was visiting regent's lecturer in English at the University of California, Berkeley in 1976. Didion also published novels, mostrar mais short stories, social commentary, and essays. Her work often comments on social disorder. Didion wrote for years on her native California; from there her perspective broadened and turned to the countries of Central America and Southeast Asia. Her novels include Democracy (1984) and The Last Thing He Wanted (1996). Well known nonfiction titles include Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968), The White Album (1979), The Year of Magical Thinking (2005) and Blue Nights (2011). In 1971 Joan Didion was nominated for the National Book Award in fiction for Play It As It Lays. In 1981 she received the American Book Award in nonfiction, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Prize in nonfiction for The White Album. Didion has received a great deal of recognition for The Year of Magical Thinking, which was awarded the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2005. In 2007, Didion received the National Book Foundation's annual Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2009, Didion was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Harvard University. On July 3, 2013 the White House announced Didion was one of the recipients of the National Medals of Arts and Humanities presented by President Barack Obama. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking (2005) 10,331 cópias
Play It As It Lays (1970) 2,977 cópias
The White Album (1979) 2,477 cópias
Blue Nights (2011) 1,609 cópias
A Book of Common Prayer (1977) 1,067 cópias
Where I Was From (2003) 834 cópias
Democracy (1984) 743 cópias
Salvador (1983) 699 cópias
The Last Thing He Wanted (1996) 646 cópias
South and West (2017) 546 cópias
After Henry: Essays (1992) 544 cópias
Miami (1987) 539 cópias
Let Me Tell You What I Mean (2021) — Autor — 483 cópias
Political Fictions (2001) 451 cópias
Run River (1963) 431 cópias
Cars (Picture Puffin) (1984) 426 cópias
Vintage Didion (2004) 161 cópias
Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s (2019) 149 cópias
Joan Didion: The 1980s & 90s (2021) 72 cópias
A Star Is Born [1976 film] (1976) — Screenwriter — 56 cópias
Live and Learn (2005) 55 cópias
Up Close & Personal [1996 film] (1996) — Writer — 32 cópias
Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire (2005) 20 cópias
Joan Didion: What She Means (2022) 19 cópias
True Confessions [1981 film] (1981) — Screenwriter — 13 cópias
The Panic in Needle Park [1971 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 12 cópias
On Self-Respect 3 cópias
White Album 1 exemplar(es)
Dryfujac do Betlejem 1 exemplar(es)
On Going Home 1 exemplar(es)
Why I Write 1 exemplar(es)
After life 1 exemplar(es)
The Women's Movement 1 exemplar(es)
California Notes 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contribuinte — 1,385 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 784 cópias
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuinte — 411 cópias
The New Journalism (1973) — Contribuinte — 336 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 282 cópias
Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 231 cópias
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
Eight Modern Essayists (1980)algumas edições179 cópias
Some Women (1989) — Introdução — 153 cópias
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
California Uncovered: Stories For The 21st Century (2005) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
On the Contrary: Essays by Men and Women (1984) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Open Secrets (1972) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Analog Sea Review: Number Four (2022) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Perfectly Candid (1994) — Photographed Subject — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

1960s (225) 20th century (210) American (323) American literature (405) anthology (531) autobiography (302) biography (383) biography-memoir (81) California (421) death (467) Didion (123) ebook (108) essay (164) essays (2,450) family (103) fiction (1,187) grief (540) history (345) Joan Didion (157) journalism (364) Kindle (111) Library of America (102) literature (338) Los Angeles (96) loss (121) marriage (124) memoir (1,735) National Book Award (79) New York (108) non-fiction (2,426) novel (211) own (156) politics (240) read (298) to-read (2,061) travel (167) unread (192) USA (177) women (173) writing (209)

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Membros

Discussions

Joan Didion? em Legacy Libraries (Novembro 2022)
Which Joan Didion book should I read first? em Book talk (Novembro 2019)

Resenhas

Felt very self-absorbed. Kept waiting for some insight, but it did not come.
 
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rolnickj | outras 5 resenhas | May 30, 2024 |
Excellent memoir by Joan Didion concerning the last year of her husband's life and some months beyond. The best book on grief I've read. Every reader will get something different from this book but for me it clearly illustrates why you should not make any major decisions soon after a serious life-changing event that can't be easily undone.
 
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jsfecmd | outras 291 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
Absolutely beautiful. Like living another life for a year. Confirms my belief that in living right.
 
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CADesertReader | outras 291 resenhas | May 10, 2024 |
 
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filbo_2024 | outras 12 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |

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Associated Authors

Hilton Als Foreword, Editor
John Gregory Dunne Screenwriter, Writer

Estatísticas

Obras
54
Also by
30
Membros
30,781
Popularidade
#645
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
674
ISBNs
439
Idiomas
17
Favorito
139

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