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“I’m only myself in front of my typewriter.” - | Joan Didion, cited by Louis Menand in The Radicalization of Joan Didion
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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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Joan Didion wasn’t just one of the greatest writers of her generation, she was one of the greatest writers, full stop. Her writing shaped lives and provided objective insight in into even the nature of grief. On October 27th, Joan D...

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A snippet of an old Joan Didion interview with Tom Brokaw surfaced on Twitter recently.Asked if she becomes a different person when sitting at the typewriter, Didion says it makes her feel completely in control over the “tiny, tiny ...

Icon and Author

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

Louis Menand, Thessaly La Force, Amelia Lester, and David Haglund have come together to discuss the influence of literary powerhouse and cultural icon Joan Didion in The New Yorker’s Out Loud Podcast. Our own Michael Bourne calls Di...

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Louis Menand looks at how a young and eager Goldwater Republican, the descendant of California pioneers, became the sharpest-eyed of social critics.


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