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Let Me Tell You What I Mean

Let Me Tell You What I Mean gathers 12 previously uncollected short pieces by Joan Didion, the velvet-gloved eviscerator of American culture.

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Review of ‘Let Me Tell You What I Mean’

Joan Didion is not so much a chronicler of American culture as its velvet-gloved eviscerator. With spare and penetrating syntax that strips all excess from her narratives, she has, over the last seven decades, gone straight to the withered heart of the matter in novels and essays that have become legendary. Two of her…

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