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The Resource Let me tell you what I mean, Joan Didion ; foreword by Hilton Als

Let me tell you what I mean, Joan Didion ; foreword by Hilton Als

Label
Let me tell you what I mean
Title
Let me tell you what I mean
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion ; foreword by Hilton Als
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Language
eng
Summary
"From one of our most iconic and influential writers: twelve pieces that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary figure. These essays from 1968 to 2000, which have not been gathered together until now, showcase Joan Didion's incisive reporting, her empathetic gaze, and her insights on writing. They touch on subjects ranging from newspapers ('the problem is not so much whether one trusts the news as whether one finds it'), to the fantasy of San Simeon, to not getting into Stanford. In 'On Being Unchosen by the College of One's Choice,' Didion ponders the fraught parent/child dilemma: 'I wonder if we had better not find some way ... to extricate our expectations from theirs...to let them work through their own rejections.' From her admiration for Hemingway's sentences to her acknowledgement that Martha Stewart's story is one 'that has historically encouraged women in this country, even as it has threatened men,' these pieces are acutely and brilliantly observed. This timeless collection of Didion's mostly early writing reveals what would become her subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women, the act of writing, and her own self-doubt. Each piece is classic Didion: incisive, bemused, and stunningly prescient."--
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Dust jacket
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DLC
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Didion, Joan
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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  • Als, Hilton
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
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  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • Didion, Joan
  • American essays
  • Autobiography
  • Autobiographies as Topic
  • Essais américains
  • Autobiographie
  • autobiography (genre)
  • American essays
  • Autobiography
  • American essays
  • American essays
Target audience
adult
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Label
Let me tell you what I mean, Joan Didion ; foreword by Hilton Als
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Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"-- title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Some women
  • The long-distance runner
  • Last words
  • Everywoman.com
  • Alicia and the underground press
  • Getting serenity
  • A trip to Xanadu
  • On being unchosen by the college of one's choice
  • Pretty Nancy
  • Fathers, sons, screaming eagles
  • Why I write
  • Telling stories
Control code
1153007503
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxv, 149 pages
Isbn
9780593318485
Lccn
2020016867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 600, 650, 655
Other control number
40030365780
System control number
(OCoLC)1153007503
Label
Let me tell you what I mean, Joan Didion ; foreword by Hilton Als
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"-- title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Some women
  • The long-distance runner
  • Last words
  • Everywoman.com
  • Alicia and the underground press
  • Getting serenity
  • A trip to Xanadu
  • On being unchosen by the college of one's choice
  • Pretty Nancy
  • Fathers, sons, screaming eagles
  • Why I write
  • Telling stories
Control code
1153007503
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxv, 149 pages
Isbn
9780593318485
Lccn
2020016867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 600, 650, 655
Other control number
40030365780
System control number
(OCoLC)1153007503

Library Locations

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