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After Henry

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ISBN-10: 0679745394

ISBN-13: 9780679745396

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joan Didion, Joan Didion

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In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan "manor" to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America's rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won't go away. A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy,After Henryis further proof of Joan Didion's infallible radar for the true spirit of our…    
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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/27/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.18" wide x 7.98" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Born in Sacramento, California, on December 5, 1934, Joan Didion received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1956. She wrote for Vogue from 1956 to 1963, and was visiting regent's lecturer in English at the University of California, Berkeley in 1976. Didion also published novels, short stories, social commentary, and essays. Her work often comments on social disorder. Didion wrote for years on her native California; from there her perspective broadened and turned to the countries of Central America and Southeast Asia. Her novels include Democracy (1984) and The Last Thing He Wanted (1996). Well known nonfiction titles include Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968), The White…    

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