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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion, Touchstone, 1979.

Originally published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem is an essential portrait of American in the sixties. Essays cover San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, the heart of counterculture, Howard Hughes, John Wayne, growing up a girl in California.

"Revered (worshipped, in many cases) as much for her glamorously aloof public persona as for her infectious, revolutionary-in-its-time prose style, Didion was—and remains—famous in a way that writers seldom are anymore (and, though some of today’s embittered literary types like to believe otherwise, seldom were even back then). (The Atlantic)

• softcover
• significant foxing on top foredge and bottom of back cover
• significant edgewear, tears on edge
• tears on bottom and top of spine
• significant corner crease (top right of cover)
• spine intact and tight
• no markings inside
• fair condition