happy 80th joan didion!
December 15, 2014Column: deliberate polish, news release
to the woman is one of the frankest, fiercest and most poetic observers of our lifetime;
the language artist who approaches the structure of sentences the way photographers contemplate the angles of photographs (like the ones above, from her essay goodbye to all that);
the adventurer who, at the age of 72 after 16 books and 5 screenplays, took on the challenge of something totally different: writing her first play.
and so much more.
to one of our favorite literary journalists,
to our fellow new yorker,
(PS: we’re excited about the joan didion documentary
that’s in the works.)
run, river (1963)
slouching toward bethlehem (1968)
the white album (1979)
after henry (1992)
where i was from (2003)
the year of magical thinking (2005)
the panic in needle park (1971)
a star is born (1976)
true confessions (1981)
up close and personal (1996)