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Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Autor: Joan Didion
Sprecher: Diane Keaton
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 52 Min.
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Audie Award Nominee, Short Stories/Collections, 2013

Universally acclaimed from the time it was first published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been admired for decades as a stylistic masterpiece. Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton (Annie Hall, The Family Stone) performs these classic essays, including the title piece, which will transport the listener back to a unique time and place: the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco during the neighborhood’s heyday as a countercultural center.

This is Joan Didion’s first work of nonfiction, offering an incisive look at the mood of 1960s America and providing an essential portrait of the Californian counterculture. She explores the influences of John Wayne and Howard Hughes, and offers ruminations on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room. Taking its title from W.B. Yeats’ poem "The Second Coming", the essays in Slouching Towards Bethlehem all reflect, in one way or another, that "the center cannot hold."

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©1968 Joan Didion (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"Diane Keaton does an outstanding job of conveying an era and a place. Her narration is clear, well timed, and wonderfully consistent with the author's voice. Her ability to convey Didion's musings and gentle skepticism add much. Didion's style remains extraordinary." (AudioFile)

"There is nothing conventional about the woman who wrote Slouching Towards Bethlehem, a collection of essays about living in California. Joan Didion is perhaps one of the greatest living masters of the form, and Diane Keaton’s sultry lilt captures the nuances of her prose, becoming firm when it needs to be, or inquisitive, or even 'despondent,' as Didion claims to have been upon publishing the title essay about the Haight-Ashbury counterculture. When Keaton reads Didion’s admission in 'On Keeping a Notebook' that 'I tell what some would call lies,' her voice becomes softer, a little higher, more somnolent than it is when she reads the less personal pieces of journalism. This book, Didion’s first work of nonfiction, was published in 1968, when she was in her 30s; and Keaton’s portrait of her is utterly convincing." (The New York Times Book Review)

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