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The Resource South and West

South and West

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South and West
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South and West
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “One of contemporary literature’s most revered essayists revives her raw records from a 1970s road trip across the American southwest ... her acute observations of the country’s culture and history feel particularly resonant today.” —Harper’s Bazaar Joan Didion, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking and Let Me Tell You What I Mean, has always kept notebooks—of overheard dialogue, interviews, drafts of essays, copies of articles. Here are two extended excerpts from notebooks she kept in the 1970s; read together, they form a piercing view of the American political and cultural landscape.“Notes on the South” traces a road trip that she and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, took through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Her acute observations about the small towns they pass through, her interviews with local figures, and their preoccupation with race, class, and heritage suggest a South largely unchanged today. “California Notes” began as an assignment from Rolling Stone on the Patty Hearst trial. Though Didion never wrote the piece, the time she spent watching the trial in San Francisco triggered thoughts about the West and her own upbringing in Sacramento. Here we not only see Didion’s signature irony and imagination in play, we’re also granted an illuminating glimpse into her mind and process
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  • Didion, Joan
  • Rich, Nathaniel
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
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South and West
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OVERDRIVE:2dab0c20-2fb6-4969-b88e-b2d9de728a49
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781524732806
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optical disk
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South and West
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2dab0c20-2fb6-4969-b88e-b2d9de728a49
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524732806
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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