california belongs to joan didion

For a writer to take ownership of a place, to stake out their position in its liminal spaces, they perpetuate their vision into art and popular culture, and in turn, our collective memory. When we read we are unrelentingly challenged to deconstruct writers' visions and how they shape our perspectives of familiar places. Together, as…

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navigating joan didion’s sense of nothingness and nihilism in 2018

"I had...a technical intention...to write a novel so elliptical and fast that it would be over before you noticed it, a novel so fast that it would scarcely exist on the page at all"  — Didion Joan Didion's beautiful and unnerving 'Play It As It Lays' (1970) speaks to raw and intimate dialogues of existence. 48 years…