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The years of writing magically In 2003, Joan Didion lost her husband of 40 years. Less than two years later, her only child died.

A pioneer of New Journalism in the Sixties, she had brilliantly chronicled America's cultural and political life; now she faced recording her own shattering grief. As she adapts her acclaimed memoir for Broadway, she reflects on a life lived through modern America's defining moments

Joan Didion: The years of writing magically  

By Sean O´Hagan, The Independent 20.08.06 «We tell ourselves stories in order to live.»

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