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    DescriptionFirst published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era--including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall--through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. Written with a commanding sureness of tone and linguistic precision, The White Album is a central text of American reportage and a classic of American autobiography.


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    Title
    The White Album
    Subtitle
    Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Didion
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374532079
    ISBN 10: 0374532079
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    DC21: 814.54
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 814.54
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    DC22: 814/.54
    B&T Approval Code: A26454500, P26102170
    LC classification: PS3554.I33 W4 2009
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    10 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joan Didion is highly regarded as a writer of both nonfiction and fiction and received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2007. She lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "[Didion] can strike at the heart, or the absurdity, of a matter in our contemporary wasteland with quick, graceful strokes." --"San Francisco"" Chronicle""All of the essays--even the slightest--manifest not only [Didion's] intelligence, but an instinct for details that continue to emit pulsations in the reader's memory and a style that is spare, subtly musical in its phrasing and exact. Add to these her highly vulnerable sense of herself, and the result is a voice like no other in contemporary journalism." --Robert Towers", The New York Times Book Review""Didion manages to make the sorry stuff of troubled times (bike movies, for instance, and Bishop James Pike) as interesting and suggestive as the monuments that win her dazzled admiration (Georgia O'Keeffe, the Hoover Dam, the mountains around Bogota). . . A timely and elegant collection." --"The New Yorker"