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Kathleen Turner On Playing Joan Didion For 80 Long, Word-Filled Minutes

“This isn’t about imitating Didion. This is about portraying a woman who is dealing with grief, and grasping for life. Facing unimaginable loss, she’s strong, vulnerable and fierce as she struggles to banish self-pity.”
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The Long Con of Joan Didion

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

I first read Joan Didion as a senior in high school. When you’re a teen with literary ambitions, Didion is who you turn to for inspiration. My copy of Play It As It Lays is well thumbed and dog-eared. On the inside of the front cove...

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United States / Los Angeles : Huffington Post: Los Angeles Blog

The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, looked uncomfortable at the head table in the Beverly Hills Hotel ballroom where we had come to celebrate Joan Didion's PEN Lifetime Achievement Award. He struggled for the words; "I'm so sor...

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Beyond the raw details of her daughter's death, beyond her grasp to understand its aftermath and its applied metaphor, Blue Nights deals with the physical "dismantling" of Didion herself.

Didion’s Blue Nights: a quilt stitched from grief

Academics / Literature : Maud Newton

I reviewed Joan Didion’s Blue Nights, which is both gorgeous and terrible (terrible in the King James sense of dreadful and fearsome, like when God appears to Moses). In 2003?s Where I Was From, Joan Didion tells of a long wagon jou...

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United States / Washington D.C. : DCist

The veteran actress brings grief to life in this adaptation of Joan Didion's 2005 memoir. [ more › ]


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