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)
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