Where I Was From by Joan Didion

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  • Title: Where I Was From
  • Author: Joan Didion
  • Category: Autobiography
  • Date: 09/06/04
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 240
  • ISBN: 7178875

 

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A memoir of land, household and perseverance from one of the crucial influential writers in America. In this shifting and shocking e-book, Joan Didion reassesses elements of her life, her work, her historical past – and America’s. Where I Was From, in Didion’s phrases, “represents an exploration into my very own confusions in regards to the place and the way in which wherein I grew up, misapprehensions and misunderstandings a lot part of who I turned that I can nonetheless to at the present time confront them solely obliquely.” The e-book is a haunting narrative of how her family moved west with the frontier from the start of her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother in Virginia in 1766 to the dying of her mom on the sting of the Pacific in 2001; of how the wagon-train tales of hardship and abandonment and endurance created a tradition wherein survival would appear the only real advantage. Didion examines how the folly and recklessness within the very grain of the California settlement led to the California we all know at the moment – a state mortgaged first to the railroad, then to the aerospace business, and overwhelmingly to the federal authorities. Joan Didion’s unerring sense of America and its spirit, her acute interpretation of its establishments and literature, and her incisive questioning of the tales it tells itself make this fiercely clever e-book a provocative and essential tour de pressure from one in every of America’s biggest writers. present more

 

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