Joan Didion


Born
in Sacramento, California, The United States
December 05, 1934

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Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She's best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.

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Play It as It Lays

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Blue Nights

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The White Album

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South and West: From a Note...

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A Book of Common Prayer

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Where I Was From

3.86 avg rating — 2,817 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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Democracy

3.81 avg rating — 2,037 ratings — published 1984 — 29 editions
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“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.”
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