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political_fictions.jpgPolitical Fictions (Knopf)

We discover that the strategy underlying Joan Didion's essays also provides the foundation for her fiction. She rejects the human need for stories with clear resolutions and, instead, searches out the messy realities that stories conceal.

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Political Fictions

Joan Didion

Guest Interview Joan Didion

Guests:
Joan Didion, author

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Michael Silverblatt

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