Friday, December 5, 2008

This Day in History

Today marks the birthday of esssayist Joan Didion. Her social commentaries and novels are known for their offbeat perspective and style, which categorized Didion with writers known as practitioners of the "New Journalism." Other members of this movement include Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe.

Pick up one of Didion's pieces at the NCC Libraries to get a true sense of her provocative style of literary journalism.


Works by Joan Didion
:

The Year of Magical Thinking
PS 3554 .I33 Z63 2005 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Democracy: A Novel
PS 3554 .I33 D4 1984 Stacks

The White Album
PS 3554 .I33 W4 Stacks

Slouching Towards Bethlehem
PS 3554 .I33 S55 Stacks

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology From the Classical Era to the Present
edited by Phillip Lopate
PN 6141 .A78 1995
Stacks

Writing Women's Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Narratives by Twentieth Century American Women Writers

edited by Susan Neunzig Cahill

PS 151 .W75 1994
Stacks

Works about Joan Didion:

The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, and the New Journalism Revolution by Marc Weingarten
PS 366 .R44 W45 2006
Stacks

Joan Didion
by Katherine Henderson
PS 3554 .I33 Z68
Stacks

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