Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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The &;dazzling&; and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature&;s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic.   In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award&;winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the &;misplaced children&; dropping acid in San Francisco&;s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, &;a personality before she was entirely a person,&; and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, &;the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.&;   First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as &;a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country&; and named to Time magazine&;s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.  
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"She has been an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time."—Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review. Here in digital format for the first time is Joan Didion's landmark collection of essays Slouching Towards Bethlehem, work that helped define the New Journalism of the late 1960s and today stands as some of the very finest nonfiction writing ever produced by an American writer. Reflective and brilliantly observational, powered by a brave, unblinking vision that sweeps America's cultural landscape during the Vietnam era, Didion vividly documents the acid-tripping counterculture of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury in the book's title essay, and elsewhere writes of billionaire Howard Hughes and folk-singer Joan Baez, of John Wayne and Alcatraz Island, of a California murderess and a Las Vegas wedding. She writes of her own Sacramento girlhood, of life in Death Valley; she profiles an L.A. Maoist; she captures the ominous mood in the Golden Land, in southern California, when the dry, hot Santa Ana winds blow in from the desert during autumn. She writes of her eight years in New York City as a young woman, and her departure for L.A., in the revered personal essay "Goodbye to All That." A master stylist whose precise, lucid prose, elegantly layered with penetrating reflection and detail, has influenced generations of writers, Didion in Slouching Towards Bethlehem gives us a book that had she not gone on to write anything else, would still be celebrated today as an essential portrait of America in the 1960s. And now readers of digital books, whether fans of Joan Didion or those curious to discover this remarkable writer, can download her pioneering collection for the first time.

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subject_facetAmerican essays -- 20th century
American literature -- Women authors
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Women authors