IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
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.

S'està carregant…

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (1968)

de Joan Didion

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
3,179613,011 (4.11)106
The "dazzling" and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature's most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award-winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the "misplaced children" dropping acid in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, "a personality before she was entirely a person," and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, "the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements." First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as "a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country" and named to Time magazine's list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.… (més)
Afegit fa poc perdhm, stephen99, frannyclark42, sarahjanehardy, Renaissancereader, dwbowman, biblioteca privada, delightedsprite, DaveM18, AuroraCH
Biblioteques llegadesNelson Algren
  1. 01
    Tot se'n va en orris de Chinua Achebe (WSB7)
    WSB7: See "things falling apart" in very different (?) cultures.
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 106 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 61 (següent | mostra-les totes)
One of my greatest inspirations. I can only hope one day to write with the calm, assurance and grace as Ms. Didion. ( )
  Smokler | Jan 3, 2021 |
On the surface, the subjects covered in this collection of essays might seem dated. Lucille Miller's murder of her husband in San Barnardino, CA. Who is Lucille Miller? John Wayne, finishing up a movie while recovering from lung cancer. Joan Baez and the Institute for the Study of Non-Violence. Howard Hughes. The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Haight-Asbury in 1967.

But the writing doesn't feel dated. The writing feels like it is from just yesterday, or perhaps today. Joan Didion describes times and places that no longer exist. She doesn't describe as a historian; she describes the feel and smell and sense of time and place; she describes what is so hard to get once it is gone. Sacramento, what it once was that a resident today will never know. Hawaii, what it was when it was controlled by a few elite families. Alcatraz, after it was closed but before it became a tourist attraction. Working and living in NYC in your 20's. She captures moments and places in time for which we often depend today on film but does it in ways that even film struggles to capture. ( )
  afkendrick | Oct 24, 2020 |
Interesting read, I enjoyed the writing, but I felt the book needed something to pull it together. ( )
  Happenence | Oct 2, 2020 |
Old school but really refreshing, intelligent but not dry, witty but not smug. Surprisingly still relevant today. Interesting to read and work out where she was in relation to the events and places she writes about. A kind of friendly impartiality coupled with an incisive perception.

It’s easy to see how she influenced both men and women of her time and later. You will not regret reading Joan Didion ( )
  Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
Bothering hippies
interviewing white people
West Coast style smugness. ( )
  Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 61 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
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
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
W. B. Yeats's poem beginning:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;


...is set down in full, as well as a quote from Miss Peggy Lee:

I learned courage from Buddah, Jesus, Lincoln, Einstein, and Cary Grant.
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
For Quintana
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
This is a story about love and death in the golden land, and begins with the country.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.
It is often said that New York City is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that New York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young.
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (3)

The "dazzling" and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature's most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award-winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the "misplaced children" dropping acid in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, "a personality before she was entirely a person," and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, "the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements." First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as "a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country" and named to Time magazine's list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.11)
0.5
1 4
1.5 1
2 16
2.5 4
3 105
3.5 20
4 200
4.5 36
5 213

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 | 154,633,247 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible