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
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