Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words (Hardcover)

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words By Cinzia Scarpino (Volume Editor), Eva-Sabine Zehelein (Volume Editor) Cover Image

Joan Didion: Life and/with/through Words (Hardcover)

By Cinzia Scarpino (Volume Editor), Eva-Sabine Zehelein (Volume Editor)

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Joan Didion (1934-2021) was one of America's most iconic writers and intellectuals. Her reportage and essays, as well as her novels and memoirs provide sharp comments on a variety of facets of American culture and politics between the 1960s and the 2010s. Employing the complex relationship between life and words as guiding framework, the volume offers fresh approaches to Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It As It Lays, The White Album, Democracy and Where I Was From, as well as takes on her final publications The Year of Magical Thinking, Blue Nights and Let Me Tell You What I Mean.
The collection also features photographs of Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, with an accompanying essay by artist and photographer Nancy Ellison, plus a contribution by literary biographer Tracy Daugherty.

Cinzia Scarpino is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Milan. Her research interests and publications range from American literature of the 1930s and 1940s and of the second half of the 20th century to environmental studies, screen studies, and Law & Literature. Eva-Sabine Zehelein is Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt. She has published broadly in North American Studies, e.g. on John Updike, contemporary science plays, Alice Munro, Joan Didion, 55+ communities and family trees.
Product Details ISBN: 9783631894408
ISBN-10: 3631894406
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: December 27th, 2023
Pages: 194
Language: English