Blue Nights (Enhanced Edition)

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307961370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 9837


This enhanced eBook edition of Blue Nights includes three short films directed by Griffin Dunne and starring Joan Didion. Each film blends Didion's incisive prose with images and mementos from her daughter's life. From one of our most powerful writers, Blue Nights is a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana’s wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana’s childhood—in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. “How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?” Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights—the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, “the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning”—like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving.

Red Hot Blue Nights

Author: LeRoy Hewitt Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450245218

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 4224


"Red Hot Blue Nights," is the third book written by the author. His first book is entitled "Crime Love & Black Pearls, and the second is entitled "Mad Guns Till Romance." I enjoyed writing "Red Hot Blue Nights" very much, as well as the other two existing books. This particular book is very exciting and fun to read. If you love reading, this is a book you must own.

Orange Days and Blue Nights from Philadelphia

Author: Antonio Gray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469121956

Category: Poetry

Page: 67

View: 5333


In Orange Days and Blue Nights from Philadelphia, the poet Antonio Gray expresses his experiences with love and urban life as an escape for a better tomorrow in and outside of Philadelphia. He also consistently paints vivid pictures of love's won and love's lost, but also the lessons learn from them. Gray however, sheds a more morbid picture from time to time on urban life when it comes to drugs, thieves, and one night stands. Antonio Gray attended Community College of Philadelphia. He won a Joseph Rizzello Award for excellence in poetry in 2007 for the poems "Daily Task" and "Gia and the Ghost".

Blue Knights

Author: International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Inc

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1563115158

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 9557


Just Add Music

Author: David J. McMullen

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1625166702

Category: Music

Page: 62

View: 321


Everyone loves a song! But what is a song? To pare it back to basics, a song is a three- to five-minute story usually set to music. It generally consists of three or more verses tied together by a chorus. While the music is vital in conveying what the song sounds like and in capturing the listener’s attention, it is the lyrics and the vocalist’s interpretation of them that tell the story. In Just Add Music, or JAM, David J McMullen has compiled the lyrics to fit most popular genres of music, including but not limited to rock, pop, blues, country, Caribbean and adult contemporary. JAM is a book of 55 sets (Top 50 Plus 5) of song lyrics written for composers, producers and musicians to add the music to complete each song.

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood

Author: Catalina Florina Florescu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739183184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 7962


Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood seeks to reevaluate the concept of unconditional maternal love and the global emancipation of motherhood as recorded from 17th century onward and as analyzed in various genres: cinema, poetry, novel, drama, and mystery fiction series. By using unprecedented comparative critical approaches such as phenomenological, medical, feminist, and re-enchantment theories, and by analyzing works from literature, cinema, and visual arts, this collection attempts to reestablish and redefine a canonical concept with the intention to revitalize an otherwise taken-for-granted image and role.

The Production of Lateness

Author: Rahel Rivera Godoy-Benesch

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3772001149

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

View: 902


This study examines how selected authors of the late 20th and early 21st centuries write about their creative processes in old age and thus purposefully produce a late style of their own. Late-life creativity has not always been viewed favourably. Prevalent "peak-and-decline" models suggest that artists, as they grow old, cease to produce highquality work. Aiming to counter such ageist discourses, the present study proposes a new ethics of reading literary texts by elderly authors. For this purpose, it develops a methodology that consolidates textual analysis with cultural gerontology.

Learning to Live in Boys’ Schools

Author: Donal O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317384857

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 1085


This book is about boys’ experiences of being educated in independent single-sex schools in Canada. These experiences, which are oftentimes attributed to particular places and moments at school, reveal ways in which school places are both "companionable" and "influential" in how boys become available to themselves and others as they pursue the possibility of becoming somebody. Curious about how masculinities show up in places at school and studying the sorts of gendered subjectivities that such places invite, entice, support and deny, the book extends beyond traditional ways of thinking and writing about the production of masculinities in education by introducing a different set of conceptual orientations and inquiry practices, including post-masculinities, weak theory, and art-led research and thought practices.

The Last Love Song

Author: Tracy Daugherty

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466877405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 1625


In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, and subject of the hit documentary The Center Will Not Hold on Netflix delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life. Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, whom she met while the two were working in New York City when Didion was at Vogue and Dunne was writing for Time. They became wildly successful writing partners when they moved to Los Angeles and co-wrote screenplays and adaptations together. Didion is well-known for her literary journalistic style in both fiction and non-fiction. Some of her most-notable work includes Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Run River, and The Year of Magical Thinking, a National Book Award winner and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. It dealt with the grief surrounding Didion after the loss of her husband and daughter. Daugherty takes readers on a journey back through time, following a young Didion in Sacramento through to her adult life as a writer interviewing those who know and knew her personally, while maintaining a respectful distance from the reclusive literary great. The Last Love Song reads like fiction; lifelong fans, and readers learning about Didion for the first time will be enthralled with this impressive tribute.

Conversations with Joan Didion

Author: Scott F. Parker

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496815548

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 5272


Joan Didion (b. 1934) is an American icon. Her essays, particularly those in Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album, have resonated in American culture to a degree unmatched over the past half century. Two generations of writers have taken her as the measure of what it means to write personal essays. No one writes about California, the sixties, media narratives, cultural mythology, or migraines without taking Didion into account. She has also written five novels; several screenplays with her husband, John Gregory Dunne; and three late-in-life memoirs, including The Year of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights, which have brought her a new wave of renown. Conversations with Joan Didion features seventeen interviews with the author, spanning decades, continents, and genres. Didion reflects on her childhood in Sacramento; her time at Berkeley (both as a student and later as a visiting professor), in New York, and in Hollywood; her marriage to Dunne; and of course her writing. Didion describes her methods of writing, the ways in which the various genres she has worked in inform one another, and the concerns that have motivated her to write.