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Didion (Joan) Papers
BANC MSS 81/140 c  
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Contains manuscripts and other papers concerning her works: River Run, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play It As It Lays, A Book of Common Prayer, The White Album, Salvador, Democracy, Miami, After Henry, and The Last Thing He Wanted. Also includes essays by Didion, some originally published in the New York Review of Books. These include "The Deferential Spirit" "The Teachings of Speaker Gingrich" and "Something Horrible." Also contains a small amount of correspondence and transcribed notes from a speech.
Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934, Sacramento, California; died December 23, 2021, Manhattan, New York City) was an American novelist, essayist, and memoirist. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1956. She married writer John Gregory Dunne, with whom she often collaborated, in 1964.
7.5 linear feet (6 cartons)
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