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    Play It as It Lays (Paperback) By (author) Joan Didion, Introduction by David Thomson

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    DescriptionA ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, "Play It As It Lays" captures the mood of an entire generation. Joan Didion chose Hollywood to serve as her microcosm of contemporary society and exposed a culture characterized by emptiness and ennui.


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    Title
    Play It as It Lays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Didion, Introduction by David Thomson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 213
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374529949
    ISBN 10: 0374529949
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO, APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    DC21: 814.54
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 814.54
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCALIF
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    B&T Approval Code: A26453250
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/CALOSA
    DC22: 814/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: P26102170
    LC classification: PS3554.I33 P57 2005
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    Publisher
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Imprint name
    Farrar Straus Giroux
    Publication date
    15 November 2005
    Author Information
    Joan Didion is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as several screenplays written with her late husband, John Gregory Dunne. She lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanel West . . . A terrifying book."--John Leonard", The New York Times " "Simple, restrained, intelligent, well-structured, witty, irresistibly relentless, forthright in diction, and untainted by the sensational, "Play It As It Lays" is a book of outstanding literary quality."-"-Library Journal" """[A] scathing novel, distilling venom in tiny drops, revealing devastation in a sneer and fear in a handful of atomic dust."--J. R. Frakes, " Book World"