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All the influences were lined up waiting for me. I was born, and there they were to form me, which is why I tell you more of them than of myself. Such a loss reduces history to aesthetics and seems to evacuate politics and ethics in favor of a postmodern relativism, the consequences of which have been widely elucidated. Novelists themselves were quickly alert to the radical possibilities of these developments. All knowledge is a form of narrative, and this appears to reduce history to forms of radical contingency, where nothing can be known that is anterior to the linguistic styles of its production and composition.
Look Inside. Mar 07, Minutes Buy. Her acute observations about the small towns they pass through, her interviews with local figures, and their preoccupation with race, class, and heritage suggest a South largely unchanged today. Though Didion never wrote the piece, the time she spent watching the trial in San Francisco triggered thoughts about the West and her own upbringing in Sacramento. From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking : two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks—writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles—and here is one such draft that traces a road trip she took with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, in June , through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
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About South and West. National Bestseller Joan Didion has always kept notebooks—of overheard dialogue, interviews, drafts of essays, copies of articles.
In this moving and unexpected book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history, and ours. But her sentences could only be hers. A love song to the place where her family has lived for generations, but a love song full of questions and doubts. In California we did not believe that history could bloody the land, or even touch it. My great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Scott was born in , grew up on the Virginia and Carolina frontiers, at age sixteen married an eighteen-year-old veteran of the Revolution and the Cherokee expeditions named Benjamin Hardin IV, moved with him into Tennessee and Kentucky and died on still another frontier, the Oil Trough Bottom on the south bank of the White River in what is now Arkansas but was then Missouri Territory. Elizabeth Scott Hardin was remembered to have hidden in a cave with her children there were said to have been eleven, only eight of which got recorded during Indian fighting, and to have been so strong a swimmer that she could ford a river in flood with an infant in her arms. Either in her defense or for reasons of his own, her husband was said to have killed, not counting English soldiers or Cherokees, ten men.
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Но Сьюзан физически не могла примириться с тем, что увидела. Да, Грег Хейл противный и наглый, но он же не предатель. Зная, чем грозит агентству Цифровая крепость, не мог же он участвовать в заговоре по ее созданию. И все же Сьюзан понимала, что остановить Хейла могут только его представления о чести и честности. Она вспомнила об алгоритме Попрыгунчик.
Иногда даже, если жертва внушительной комплекции, она не убивает вовсе. - У него было больное сердце, - сказал Фонтейн. Смит поднял брови. - Выходит, выбор оружия был идеальным.
Конечно. Почему вы не позвонили мне раньше. - Честно говоря, - нахмурился Стратмор, - я вообще не собирался этого делать.
Он многое знал об искусстве ведения переговоров: тот, кто обладает властью, должен спокойно сидеть и не вскакивать с места. Он надеялся, что она сядет. Но она этого не сделала. - Сьюзан, сядь. Она не обратила внимания на его просьбу.
Конечно. Договорились. Девушка покачала головой. - Как бы я хотела сказать. - Миллион песет? - предложил Беккер.
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