Additional Resources for Democracy by Joan Didion

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Peter Carroll, in It Seemed Like Nothing Happened The Tragedy and Promise of America in the I970s, Holt, 1984.

A full-length social and historica1 study of the 1970s.

Martha Duffy, review of Democracy, in Time, May 7, 1984, p.114.

This review Criticizes Didion's placement of herself in the novel. Overall, Duffy considers the novel "flawed" yet "very fast and shrewd," especially in the depiction of the minor characters.

Sharon Felton, editor, The Critical Response to Joan Didion , (Critical Responses in Arts and Letters, No 8), Greenwood, 1993.

A very useful compilation of reviews and other Critical responses to Didion's work.

Ellen G Friedman, "The Didion Sensibility: An Analysis," in Joan Didion: Essays and Conversations, Ontario Review Press, 1984

Friedman argues that while Didion's characters are often unable to find meaning 10 their lives, they do have an "immense capacity for commitment and love," even when that love is doomed.

Katherine Usher...

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