Joan Didion Writing Styles in The White Album

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Perspective

The perspective of Joan Didion, the writer of "The White Album", is a personalized record of her reactions and participations to the alarming events that she saw happening around her in the late Sixties and Seventies, America. Joan Didion is and was a freelance reporter whose thought provoking articles appeared in many of the leading magazines of the day (including Esquire, Life Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post), and her reportage, fiction and non-fiction won her the title of Woman of The Year.

As such, Joan Didion is a reporter first and foremost, and it is this background and sense of impartiality that informs her writing. Her day job gave her unprecedented access to the celebrity circles, criminals, the accused and the social movements of her time; the collection of essays which make up the book of The White Album are her personal accounts of what happened plus...

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