The White Album - In Bogota, At The Dam Summary & Analysis

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In Bogota, At The Dam Summary and Analysis

In the final two essays of Part Four; 'Sojourn's of The White Album, we find the writer Joan Didion reminiscing about two journeys, one to Bogota in Colombia and the other to the Hoover Dam. Although both appear to be completely apposite to each other, both essays are really discussing the idea of memory and legacy. Whilst examining these essays we can think about the question that they pose; 'What Will Be Remembered After We Are Gone?'

For Joan Didion, what will be remembered in Bogota is its clash of cultures. She finds the city high up in the Andes a haven for American tourists and playboys, where a rich elite set rub shoulders with undercover CIA officials and tourists and an impoverished indigenous population. She becomes truly an outsider, and finally...

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