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We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.

From the essay “On Keeping a Notebook” in Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion Portrait by Jerry Bauer

JOAN DIDION

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1934–2021

About Joan Didion

Joan Didion was a journalist, novelist, memoirist, essayist, and screenwriter who wrote some of the sharpest and most evocative analyses of culture, politics, literature, family, and loss. She won the National Book Award in 2005 for The Year of Magical Thinking.

THE ARCHIVE

The New York Public Library Acquires the Papers of Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne

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