The Resource The white album, Joan Didion, (electronic resource)

The white album, Joan Didion, (electronic resource)

Label
The white album
Title
The white album
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary report on the aftermath of the 1960's in America by the New York Times-bestselling author of South and West and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own "bad dreams" with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960's counterculture. From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the "giddily splendid" Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogot,̀ and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus's footsteps-and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls-"toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes"-and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women's movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders-a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1934-
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Didion, Joan
Dewey number
  • 081
  • 814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • American essays
  • American literature
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The white album, Joan Didion, (electronic resource)
Link
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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
MWT11883353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504045667
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11883353
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11883353
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The white album, 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
MWT11883353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504045667
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11883353
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11883353
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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