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Where I Was From
Title:Where I Was From
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0679752862
Number of Pages:240

The Best Bookstore Online Over 6 million PDF and 4.5 million eBooks to download now. Books by: Joan Didion In her moving and insightful new book Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life her work her history and ours A native Californian Didion applies her scalpel like intelligence to the state s ethic of ruthless self sufficiency in order to examine that ethic s often tenuous relationship to reality br br Combining history and reportage memoir and literary criticism b Where I Was From b i i explores California s romances with land and water its unacknowledged debts to railroads aerospace and big government the disjunction between its code of individualism and its fetish for prisons Whether she is writing about her pioneer ancestors or privileged sexual predators robber barons or writers not excluding herself Didion is an unparalleled observer and her book is at once intellectually provocative and deeply personal

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