The White Album

The White Album

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First published in 1979, "The White Album "is a mosaic" "of the late sixties and seventies. It includes, among other bizarre artifacts and personalities, the dark journeys and impulses of the Manson family, a Balck Panther Party press conference, the story of John Paul Getty's museum, the romance of water in an arid landscape, and the swirl and confusion of the sixties. With commanding sureness of mood and language, Joan Didion exposes the realities and dreams of that age of self-discovery whose spiritual center was California.
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, 1979.
ISBN: 9780671226855
0671226851
Branch Call Number: 814.54 Didio
Characteristics: 222 p.

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wonderful book of essays. her style is intimate, she brings one right there, to what she writes of. while drinking in a dive bar, she was gloomy, but none of that shows, here. one essay, about waiting to interview jim Morrison, waiting with the rest of the Doors, she doesn't seem to get it, that she is being brushed off. still, the essay entertains. why this title? I don't get that.

w2110011 Apr 03, 2013

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