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Free read Slouching Towards Bethlehem ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780374521721This classic collection of journal. First published in 1968 Slouching Towards Bethlehem considers what happens when the center cannot hold and things fall apart the three part collection s twenty essays confront the onset of an age of cynicism in American political and social life The first part contains pieces specific to California the second personal essays the third portraits of places significant to both Didion and America at the end of the 1960s Didion s prose sprawls with meticulous detail and is tinted with the journalist s ironic and aloof sensibility At her best Didion offers astute critiues of the failings and pretensions of the sundry parts of her nation Favorite essays included Slouching Towards Bethlehem On Keeping a Notebook On Self Respect and Goodbye to All That

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Free read Slouching Towards Bethlehem ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The essays feature barricades and bombings mass murders and kidnapped heiresses. First published in 1968 to wide popularity this collection of essays and journalism is a time capsule to the 1960s for better and for worse and mostly relating to the experience from a California perspective There s no uestion to its significance When it was published I suspect readers were thrilled to have someone finally describe life in blunt terms Reading it today I found its strengths still lie in the authentic slice of life style Since I didn t live through the 60s it felt refreshing to read about the era through cold truths personal feelings news worthy events and overall mindset of the time This is day in the life type stuff which is much lighter and somehow comes across real than thick history booksOverall while I m glad I read it for the educational value I didn t feel riveted enough to ever turn the page eagerly One of those you got to be in the right mood for

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Free read Slouching Towards Bethlehem ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ism defined the state of America during the upheaval of the sixties revolution. The blood dimmed tide is loosed and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned The Second Coming Yeats I know something about dread myself and appreciate the elaborate systems with which some people fill the void appreciate all the opiates of the people whether they are as accessible as alcohol and heroin and promiscuity or as hard to come by as faith in God or History Joan Didion Slouching Towards BethlehemI m sure at some point Joan Didion will disappoint I m positive the honeymoon period will run out I ll discover a fatal flaw a series of articles or a minor novel that she just phoned in but not yet bitches Seriously if prose could make me pregnant I would now be Nadya SulemanI know this is just the normal hormonal response I get whenever I really seem to mesh or synch with an author or artist I felt this way when I first read DFW s and McPhee s nonfiction This is the same brain storm that happened when I first read Delillo Bellow s fiction the same awe I felt when I walked into the Paris Opera and saw that giant Chagall ceiling hanging beyond that infamous 7 ton bronze and crystal chandelier Those same chills ran down my spine and flushed my face the first time I swallowed a Vicodin I felt just as complete the first time I watched a Coen brothers movie I also felt this the first time I discovered my arm naturally guided my hand to my lap No this isn t a revolution It isn t even revolutionary It a euphoria and I know it I get it I m already cooling down But I m just going to leave the book here on my chest for awhile until my heart slows down a bit


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  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem
  • Joan Didion
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  • 07 April 2020
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