IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

A book of common prayer de Joan Didion
S'està carregant…

A book of common prayer (1977 original; edició 1977)

de Joan Didion

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
9551117,749 (3.9)46
Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence.… (més)
Membre:CliffIslandLibrary
Títol:A book of common prayer
Autors:Joan Didion
Informació:New York : Simon and Schuster, c1977.
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:Cap

Informació de l'obra

A Book of Common Prayer de Joan Didion (1977)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 46 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 11 (següent | mostra-les totes)
The story here reminded me a lot of a collection of stories by Deborah Eisenberg, though I found Didion's treatment of similar material a lot less tedious. The material didn't interest me a lot and neither did the characters, but the thing is just so well written that it was hard to put it down in spite of its lack, for me, of surface appeal. The Bogart character felt pulled right out of Gaddis and, though he was a vile character, his funny portrayal probably helped keep me in the book. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
This was my first novel by Joan Didion. I remember when I was in college her novels were frequently required reading in current literature classes, but I never had to read anything by her. I had a desire to, just never got around to it. I enjoyed my first experience most thoroughly and was quite impressed. She has a unique voice and a strong command of the language. This particular novel reminded me of [b:A Flag For Sunrise|241951|A Flag for Sunrise|Robert Stone|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1408312819l/241951._SY75_.jpg|818563] by [a:Robert Stone|41938|Robert Stone|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1510071443p2/41938.jpg]. I will say that you never felt you had a firm handle on some of the characters, but for me that was part of the attraction. You were always looking to the next description or the next dialogue to solidify the picture. ( )
  afkendrick | Oct 24, 2020 |
The best of Didion's California novels, semi-autobiographical ( )
  atufft | Jul 4, 2019 |
Grace, married into the wealthy, corrupt ruling family of a fictional Central American country called Boca Grande, reports on the death of Charlotte, an equally wealthy but younger California woman. Charlotte has had two husbands--the first an untenured brute named Warren, the second a leftist lawyer named Leonard--and numerous lovers, among them Grace's son Geraldo. She also has a daughter involved in revolutionary terrorism, Weather Underground style. Charlotte has come to Boca Grande, a country in more or less perpetual revolution, to escape these realities. One of the arguments in the book is whether revolutions and coups d'état are matters of personalities or social realities. Didion writes short declarative sentences that sometimes carry emotional weight. The title initially attracted me, but I have yet to discern its relation to the book. ( )
  deckla | Apr 5, 2016 |
I read this book because it was chosen for the DukeReads alumni group. It's not one I would have chosen for myself, but that's why I use other people's ideas, isn't it? I found it difficult going, especially at the start. Didion's habit of repeating sentences and phrases was somewhat irritating, and I kept getting the male characters confused. But by the end I could see the beauty of this story, as the character of Charlotte is revealed through the eyes of the narrator. It seems to move slowly, but then suddenly you realize how much has been happening underneath the conversations and ruminations. This is a book that demands your attention, but has a beauty that makes it deserving. ( )
  TerriBooks | Jul 13, 2013 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 11 (següent | mostra-les totes)

Pertany a aquestes col·leccions editorials

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en italià. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
This book is for Brenda Berger Garner,
for James Jerrett Didion,
and also for Allene Talmey and Henry Robbins.
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
I will be her witness.
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. "Immaculate of history, innocent of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.9)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 7
2.5 2
3 28
3.5 10
4 35
4.5 7
5 39

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 170,017,622 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible