ilovejolt (ilovejolt) wrote in joan_didion,

Washington Post article about Didion

The Phrases of Grief
To Deal With Tragedy, Joan Didion Ventured Beyond Her Famously Polished Prose

By Bob Thompson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 26, 2005; Page C01

NEW YORK In a way, it should come as no surprise that, nine months after her only child was stricken with an inexplicable, life-threatening illness and her husband of nearly 40 years fell dead at the dinner table, Joan Didion would sit down and begin writing the book that became "The Year of Magical Thinking."

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