Thursday, January 08, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015 12:30 am by M. in    No comments
Alert reader Monica has pointed us to this list of favourite books by the celebrated writer Joan Didion as published on Brain Pickings:
A living anatomy of influences, from Brontë to Baldwin.
Having long lamented the dearth of reading lists by female cultural icons — amid a wealth of excellent but chromosomally skewed ones by such luminaries as Leo Tolstoy, Alan Turing, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Stewart Brand, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson — I set out to find a worthy counterpoint. And what worthier addition than Joan Didion, one of the most singular and influential writers of our time, whose reflections on self-respect and grief are nothing short of life-changing? (Maria Popova)

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