Who is Joan Didion?

  • (noun): United States writer (born in 1834).
    Synonyms: Didion

Joan Didion

Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.

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20th Century In Literature - Cold War Period 1960-1989
... Nuttall (England) Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion (USA) The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda (USA) 1969 Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth The French Lieutenant's Woman ... Sophie's Choice by William Styron (USA) Non-fiction and Quasi-fiction The White Album by Joan Didion The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe (USA) 1980 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco Pascali's Island by Barry ...

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    You who have condemned me, I know your kind. Your forebears poisoned Socrates, burned Joan of Arc, hanged, tortured all those whose only offense was to bring light into darkness.
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