The Resource Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion, (electronic resource)

Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion, (electronic resource)

Label
Slouching towards Bethlehem
Title
Slouching towards Bethlehem
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion
Title variation
Diane Keaton performs slouching towards bethlehem
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Didion, Joan
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Performed by Diane Keaton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Keaton, Diane
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
  • Classic collection
  • Brilliance audio on compact disc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hippies
  • American essays
  • American literature
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion, (electronic resource)
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Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11869351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504045650
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11869351
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11869351
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Slouching towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11869351
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504045650
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11869351
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11869351
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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