First published in 1979, Joan Didion's The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Its creation was detailed in the Didion documentary The Center Will Not Hold, and its vision of Hollywood as a nexus of ennui and horror echoes throughout a variety of filmed media, including Mad Men and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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.
Publisher : FSG Adult; 59246th edition (November 10, 2009)
Language : English
Paperback : 224 pages
ISBN-10 : 0374532079
ISBN-13 : 978-0374532079
Item Weight : 0.47 pounds
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.56 x 8.25 inches
All copies are new.