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Author Didion, Joan, author.

Title South and West : from a notebook / Joan Didion ; foreword by Nathaniel Rich.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage International/Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  818.54 DIDION    Check Shelf
Edition First Vintage International Edition.
Description xx, 126 pages ; 21 cm
Americans lcdgt
Women lcdgt
Writers lcdgt
Note Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2017.
Contents Notes on the South -- California notes.
Summary Two excerpts from never-before-seen notebooks offer insights into the author's literary mind and process and includes notes on her Sacramento upbringing, her life in the Gulf states, her views on prominent locals and her experiences during a formative "Rolling Stone" assignment.
Joan Didion has always kept notebooks of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays, and copies of articles. "Notes on the South" traces a road trip she took with her husband John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Her acute observations about the small towns they pass through, her interviews with prominent local figures, and their preoccupation with race, class, and heritage seem to suggest a South largely unchanged today. "California notes" began as an assignment from Rolling Stone on the Patty Hearst trial of 1976. Though Didion never wrote the piece, watching the trial and being in San Francisco triggered thoughts about the West, the Hearsts, and her own upbringing in Sacramento.
Subject Didion, Joan.
Didion, Joan -- Travel -- Southern States.
Hearst, Patricia, 1954- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Didion, Joan. (OCoLC)fst00028514
Hearst, Patricia, 1954- (OCoLC)fst00204471
Nineteen seventies.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
California -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Biography as a literary form.
Biography as a literary form. (OCoLC)fst00832172
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Nineteen seventies. (OCoLC)fst01037812
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423712
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Added Author Rich, Nathaniel, 1980- writer of foreword.
Added Title Prose works. Selections
ISBN 9780525434191 (paperback)
0525434194 (paperback)
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