Where I Was From

Where I Was From

Joan Didion

In her relocating and insightful new publication, Joan Didion reassesses elements of her lifestyles, her paintings, her background and ours. a local Californian, Didion applies her scalpel-like intelligence to the state’s ethic of ruthless self-sufficiency for you to study that ethic’s usually tenuous courting to reality.

Combining background and reportage, memoir and literary feedback, Where i used to be From explores California’s romances with land and water; its unacknowledged accounts to railroads, aerospace, and massive govt; the disjunction among its code of individualism and its fetish for prisons. no matter if she is writing approximately her pioneer ancestors or privileged sexual predators, robber barons or writers (not aside from herself), Didion is an extraordinary observer, and her publication is straight away intellectually provocative and deeply own.

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