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The white album
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Published:
New York : Simon and Schuster, c1979.
Physical Desc:
222 pages ; 23 cm.
Status:
Sacramento Room
SPE 814.54 D556w 1979 SAA
Sacramento Room
SPE 814.54 D556w 1979a SAA

Description

New York Times Bestseller: An “elegant” mosaic of trenchant observations on the late sixties and seventies from the author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem (The New Yorker).
In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture.
 
From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one.
 
Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism,” The White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times Book Review). Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published.
 

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Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0671226851 :

Notes

General Note
Autographed and inscribed by author.
General Note
Dark-blue cloth over red boards, white-lettered spine. Price-clipped dust jacket.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Paulette Rose: Fine and Rare Books ;,10 East 70th St., New York, NY 10021 ;,Purchase ;,2006/11/30 ;,$139.69
Ownership and Custodial History
Originally owned by John Flint and inscribed on Feb. 4, 1983 by the author.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Didion, J. (1979). The white album. New York, Simon and Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan. 1979. The White Album. New York, Simon and Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan, The White Album. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1979.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Didion, Joan. The White Album. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1979.

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