The Resource Play it as it lays, : a novel, Joan Didion

Play it as it lays, : a novel, Joan Didion

Label
Play it as it lays, : a novel
Title
Play it as it lays,
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joan Didion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil-literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul-it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose... Didion's classic book that takes the reader into the life of Maria Wyeth, actress, mother, daughter, divorced wife, a woman who has grown tired and desensitized to the fakeness and pain caused by the Hollywood and Las Vegas establishment. It is a life filled to the brim with movie premiers, booze, pills, suicide, casual, empty sex, abortions and nothing else. It is a world of plastic surgery and beautiful people, of Let's do lunch and venomous gossip... The language is stinging, fast-paced, lean, anti-Hollywood. --Christian Engler, et al at Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Didion, Joan
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.D56
  • PS3554.I33
LC item number
Pl
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Women
  • Motion picture industry
  • Women
  • California
  • California
Label
Play it as it lays, : a novel, Joan Didion
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036825861
Label
Play it as it lays, : a novel, Joan Didion
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036825861

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