Format:
Book
Author:
Didion, Joan, author.
Title:
South and West : from a notebook / Joan Didion ; foreword by Nathaniel Rich.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Description:
xx, 126 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
Two excerpts from never-before-seen notebooks offer insights into the author's literary mind and process and includes notes on her Sacramento upbringing, her life in the Gulf states, her views on prominent locals and her experiences during a formative "Rolling Stone" assignment.
Joan Didion has always kept notebooks of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays, and copies of articles. "Notes on the South" traces a road trip she took with her husband John Gregory Dunne, in June 1970, through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Her acute observations about the small towns they pass through, her interviews with prominent local figures, and their preoccupation with race, class, and heritage seem to suggest a South largely unchanged today. "California notes" began as an assignment from Rolling Stone on the Patty Hearst trial of 1976. Though Didion never wrote the piece, watching the trial and being in San Francisco triggered thoughts about the West, the Hearsts, and her own upbringing in Sacramento.
Subjects:
Didion, Joan.
Didion, Joan -- Travel -- Southern States.
Hearst, Patricia, 1954- -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Didion, Joan.
1900-1999
Nineteen seventies.
Biography as a literary form.
Essays.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays.
Biography as a literary form.
Manners and customs.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
California -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Southern states.
West (U.S) -- Travel.
United States.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
Essays.
Other Author:
Rich, Nathaniel, 1980- writer of foreword.
Other Title:
Prose works. Selections
Notes:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title-page verso.
Contents:
Notes on the South -- California notes.
LCCN:
2016962161
ISBN:
9781524732790
1524732796
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
438235
Call Number:
818/.54
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
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