A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader.
Author: Joan Didion
Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
It was a Monday, and as I drove Las Tunas Boulevard through Temple City, San
Gabriel, and Alhambra going west toward downtown Los ... In many respects,
Play It As It Lays is a Hollywood novel that depicts the dark side of “glittertown.
Author: Kevin R. McNamara
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
It is all about a Play It As It Lays small hotel in a small American city at the turn of
Didion , Joan the century ; it is all about a lot of people who are Farrar , Straus &
Giroux . July , 1970 . 214p . $ 5 . 95 . ( Ilb ) normal and , with very few exceptions
Category: Government publications
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Author: Irving Adelman
Category: Literary Criticism
But it is in Didion's middle novel , Play It As It Lays ( 1970 ) , that the issues raised
in " The White Album " are most fully and deeply explored . The consciousness of
Maria Wyeth , protagonist of Play It As It Lays , closely resembles Didion's own ...
But it is in Didion's middle novel , Play It As It Lays ( 1970 ) , 5 that the issues
raised in " The White Album ” are most fully and deeply explored . The
consciousness of Maria Wyeth , protagonist of Play It As It Lays , closely
resembles Didion's ...
In that of the year for performance in Play It bleakest of bleak worlds Maria hasn't
as It Lays . Next year , I supposo , tho even a friend , except for BZ , a homo Nobel
Prize for Literature will go to sexual movie producer ( played with Jacqueline ...
Category: American literature
December 21 , 1972 PLAY IT AS IT LAYS The Sweet Life in L . A . Thomas
Meehan Frank Perry ' s Play It as It Lays is all about Angst in L . A . The film is a
relentlessly gloomy chronicle of existential despair among La Dolce Vita West
Author: David Denby
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
Category: Motion pictures
9 Lesen wir diese Worte heute , fühlen wir uns sogleich zu dieser Figur , der
Hauptdarstellerin des Romans Play It as It Lays hingezogen . „ Maria ' , hörte sie
eines Nachts jemanden flüstern , aber als sie sich umdrehte , war da niemand .
Author: Maria Lassnig
Play It As It Lays Joan Didion is finally writing about the Women ' s Movement ,
and she is writing badly . ( New York Times Book Review , July 30 . ) She is
usually a fine writer , and to those of us who have admired her for the deftness
that loss , does not seem entirely apparent to Didion until she writes the second
novel . In Play It As It Lays , Didion addresses the loss of filiation from a quite
different perspective , one that employs the critical consciousness referred to by
Author: Diana Rae Pingatore
Category: Electronic dissertations
[ from Play It as It Lays ) , he's completely Warren Bogart [ from A Book of
Common Prayer ) . He's always the romantic figure in white suits , the doomed
hero who all the women fall for . This gets to be a really touchy issue . ” Any
Didion fan ...
Category: New York (N.Y.)
She merely reacts to it, and she reacts defensively — more defensively than even
the most hostile critics of her latest novel, Play It As It Lays . Didion 's reviewers, in
fact, appear to have taught her, momentarily, how not to review. Some of the ...
Author: Modern Language Association of America. Commission on the Status of Women in the Profession