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A summer with Joan ...

The White AlbumWhere I Was FromSlouching Towards Bethlehem – all stories of distant places in a distant time – scattered with searing observation that make place, time and distance irrelevant.  410 more words


navigating joan didion's sense of nothingness and nihilism in 2018

“I had…a technical intention…to write a novel so elliptical and fast that it would be over before you noticed it, a novel so fast that it would scarcely exist on the page at all”  — Didion… 696 more words


Assertion #1 On Keeping A Notebook

In “On Keeping A Notebook”, Joan Didion finds meaning in every moment she’s in, keeping that memory in her notebook. She talks about the people she’s seen in her life. 281 more words


(Much Delayed) June Reading Wrapup

Number of books read: 4
Number of pages read: 900ish
Best book: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
Most disappointing read: Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala… 50 more words

Book Review

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

I hadn’t read Joan Didion since high school, and I thought it was high time for that to change. I may have picked the wrong book to start with. 178 more words

Book Review

‘Novels are also about things you’re afraid you can’t deal with.’

– Joan Didion in The Centre Will Not Hold


Well, lucky for you – I’ve decided to continue my musings on death. I’m sure this is getting to obsession level, but thankfully no one reads this. 658 more words