I'm not a schizophrenic, nor do I take hallucinogens, but certain images do shimmer for me. Well, we have experts who can start and finish in just some few hours. We are watching a woman in crisis, describing a culture in crisis. Joan Didion has this remarkable, beautiful brain, and yes with a particular historical and identity-based perspective, but nonetheless, a remarkable brain.
As she rifles through the pages of an old notebook, she discovers an unusual collection of sentences, records, and memories.
I did this. Thanks for the help! She is using the words of the text to create a character, to speak those words instinctively. I watch her because I have heard her paged, and recognize her name: she is a minor actress I see around Los Angeles from time to time, in places like Sax and once in a gynecologist's office in the Beverly Hills Clinic, but have never met.
Freud Playhouse Prices vary A portion of the audience will take the stage at the Freud Playhouse this weekend, partying behind glass panels. LJ: One of the brilliant aspects of the essay is its collage form—collage and montage and various types of simultaneous layering or unexpected, arrhythmic juxtaposition.
Didion concludes with a quick shot of her signature wry wit: Let me tell you one thing about why writers write: had I known the answer to any of these questions I would never have needed to write a novel.
And yet, she is skeptical of the narratives that have replaced them, especially when it comes to politics.