The second read is not necessary to decrypt the meaning, but to linger over its assembly and marvel at the richness of the language. These were questions Didion asked, too, throughout her career. But it is also, in the most satisfying ways as well as the least, prose in search of a purpose.
In Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion establishes her unease Her writing unravels nostalgia, longing, and an uneasy feeling that. And the average life span of white colonists was two-thirds that of Europeans.
His audience's alienation grows as he recounts the personal narratives of the Winter Count. There were passages that returned me to the Didion I discovered at a When, after all, was the last time there appeared a subtitle on a Philip Roth novel?