Joan Didion





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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Blue Nights

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The White Album

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A Book of Common Prayer

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Where I Was From

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Democracy

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