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  • Author:
    Joan Didion
  • ISBN:
    0006545866
  • ISBN13:
    978-0006545866
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  • Publisher:
    Harpercollins Pub Ltd (December 31, 1992)
  • Pages:
    224 pages
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The White Album is a 1979 book of essays by Joan Didion. Like her previous book Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album is a collection of works previously published in magazines such as Life and Esquire. The subjects of the essays range widely.

The White Album is a 1979 book of essays by Joan Didion.

The White Album book. After reading her essays in 'The White Album', I think it would have been dangerous to breed Joan Didion with John McPhee.

Joan Didion is highly regarded as a writer of both nonfiction and fiction and received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2007. Her books include The White Album, Play It As It Lays, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion is highly regarded as a writer of both nonfiction and fiction and received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2007. Her books include The White Album, Play It As It Lays, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. She lives in New York City.

They call us Dickless Tracys, she said, idly but definitely fanning out the day’s mail on the hall table. I have a lot of very close friends in law enforcement, she said then. You might want to meet them.

The princess is caged in the consulate. The man with the candy will lead the children into the sea. The naked woman on the ledge outside the window on the sixteenth floor is a victim of accidie, or the naked woman is an exhibitionist, and it would be interesting to know which. They call us Dickless Tracys, she said, idly but definitely fanning out the day’s mail on the hall table. We exchanged promises to keep in touch but never met again: a not atypical encounter of the period.

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I sat there for a long time. All around us the wind was sweeping the clouds off the Andes and across the savannah. Four hundred and fifty feet beneath us was the cathedral built of salt in the year 1954. This house, this pioneer democracy, built on foundations, not of rock, but blood as hard as rock. One of the little boys in white gloves picked up an empty wine bottle from a table, fitted it precisely into a wine holder, and marched toward the kitchen holding it stiffly before him, glancing covertly at the mitre d’hotel for approval.

s house, in the hills above the Sunset Strip. Let me tell you how to get to Sammy s, said the woman to whom I was talking. You turn left at the old Mocambo. g up as it did a couple of generations of that peculiar vacant fervor which is Hollywood political action, but acquaintances to whom I repeated it seemed uneasy

Joan Didion is the author of several novels and works of nonfiction, among them "Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, Miami, Salvador, After Henry, "and "Political Fictions.

Joan Didion is the author of several novels and works of nonfiction, among them "Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, Miami, Salvador, After Henry, "and "Political Fictions. First published in 1979, "The White Album "is a journalistic mosaic" "of American life in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s

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First published in 1979, The White Album is a mosaicof 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.

Taulkree
I always cherish the opportunity to tear into the exquisite style of Joan Didion, one of the most unique writers of the 20th century; although two of her most important works, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING and BLUE NIGHTS were released in the past ten years. SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM is a perfectly realized series of essays, THE WHITE ALBUM, not so much, and that's mainly due to the subject matter. While BETHLEHEM had so many universal pieces that still hold up nearly fifty years later, THE WHITE ALBUM suffers from too many pieces that were already flat by the time the collection was published in 1979. But first the positive. Didion's best prose is dissecting the generational upheavals and revealing the beats and feelings of a generation, as she does with Manson Girl Linda Kasabian and Black Panther Huey P. Newton. A look at the (then) empty governor's mansion in Sacramento, the Hoover Dam and the creation of the interstate's Diamond Lane also feature the wonderfully dry Didion observational wit. Her continuous essays on Hawaii also show insight to the writer but also the tenacity of the region. An essay on the history of the mall, however, stops short but reveals some interesting possible career avenues. Blanket takes on the women's movement (as seen from 1972) and Hollywood (1973) flounder from lack of perspective. A surprising essay on migraines, however, brings to life in vivid detail the author's pain and perseverance. Didion is at her best when chronicling life in the here and now, and her opening gambit about the dangers of man that lurk in the Ellroy-ridden Los Angeles of the time is a masterful essay about the end of the 1960s, which she pinpoints to the Sharon Tate murders in August 1969. The constant in the writing is the delicate flow of words from this master of the essay.
I love Mercedes
Joan Didion writes essays that are 'sharp shooting', original, and in carefully crafted language. She targets Nobel Laureates that she doesn't much care for. Describes Berkeley in the 1950s. And Hoover Dam, in language, almost science fictional, but just descriptive, such a dam is science fiction in the 1930s. Migraines, book tours, you name it, she described it. After reading 3 of her non-fiction book, I am now trying her fiction, which just arrived today. Thank you Amazon Prime.
September
Essays are a rumination on topics to which the essayist has some personal connection and to which the essayist can cause you and me to feel a connection. Most of these essays have dates in the 1970's and some involve California. This is my era and my place, and my favorite is The Women's Movement. But even readers from different places and different eras will enjoy romping with her insightful mind. If you are unfamiliar with her work, discovering these essays will be like opening an old trunk and finding an emerald brooch..
Wen
I love Joan Didion and I love this book. Her writing is so insightful and she actually documents the 60's with personal experiences against the background of society. It most certainly lives on not only for her writing but for her documentation of a generation. She also knew so many interesting people. Highly recommend.
Mataxe
An essential book. No one writes with Didion's precision or clarity. Her novels are gems as well. She's probably my favorite writer, based on a "desert island" criteria.
Kirinaya
I really enjoyed Didion's insights and perspective from a time and place that I'm not all too familiar with. A lot of wit, and I especially enjoyed that it wasn't bogged down with drug commentary that so many essays are from the seventies.
Burisi
It was interesting to read Joan's essays during this period I grew up in. I didn't live in the areas she was visiting and writing about, and you could feel her biases.
MUST READ. This book is amazing. It put Joan Didion on the cultural map and provided an excellent synthesis of the emerging thought of the late sixties.