Tag Archives: Joan Didion

Magical Contamination and Playing it Straight

I just read Stephen Kessler’s The Mental Traveler, a pellucid fictionalization of a mental breakdown during the late 1960s.

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IDT Staff Reading Lists: February ’08

Matt Borondy: Felicia Sullivan’s The Sky isn’t Visible from Here; The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel; and three random picks from the Burlington library (I just got a library card for the first time in five years): How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen, Back on the Fire by Gary Snyder, and The Best American […]

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A Year of Magical Thinking

Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

“And this one is called The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, and it’s about… Well, it’s about death.”

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Joan Didion Portrait

A journalist, screenwriter, and novelist, Joan Didion has authored over a dozen books, including Salvador and The White Album. She also co-wrote the screenplay for Up Close & Personal.

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