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Author: Joan Didion
ISBN13: 978-0839210948
Title: Run, River
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Publisher: Astor-Honor Inc (March 1, 1961)

Run, River by Joan Didion

Joan Didion was born in Sacramento, California. Books by JOAN DIDION. A Book of Common Prayer. Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in hardcover by Ivan Obolensky, In. New York, in 1963.

Book's title: Run river Joan Didion. Library of Congress Control Number: 93045274. System Control Number: (Sirsi) 3304789. General Note: Originally published: New York : I. Oblensky, c1963. Download Run river Joan Didion. leave here couple of words about this book: Tags: Chronology. Horror tales American. Photoferroelectric effect.

Run, River is the debut novel of Joan Didion, first published in 1963. In her 2003 book of essays Where I Was From, Didion turned a critical eye on this novel

Joan Didion describes Lily as a representative of a generation of women who don’t have careers but went to university. She goes straight from her father to her husband, from daughter to wife and mother. She never gets time to be a woman, except maybe during that short time at university. It’s our Book Club choice for December.

About book: I find Joan Didion to be a fascinating Essayist. And while I appreciate the melancholic, dry tone of Run, River, I don’t think this book did her writing justice. Then again, it was her debut novel. The book centers around family, reputation, obligation, deceit and consequence. I’ve bought Play As It Lays, The White Album and Slouching Towards Bethlehem with hopes of feeling a bit more fulfilled. However, Didion showcases her impressive vocabulary throughout the book, something I greatly admire, and at times it almost seemed auto-biographical. Didion is an important figure in modern literature nonetheless, and if you’re not into cheesy fiction and supermarket check-out duds – which I really cannot stand – this book is worthwhile.

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Run River Quotes Showing 1-5 of 5. She hoped that although he could not hear her she could somehow imprint her ordinary love upon his memory through all eternity, hoped he would rise thinking of her, we were each other, we were each other, not that it mattered much in the long run but what else mattered as much. Joan Didion, Run River.

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This is a debut novel of Joan Didion published in 1963. It is about a family in California during the first half of the twentieth century. The story is also merged with the history and development of California after World War II.

The narrative started out slowly for me. The first scene is set in 1959. The story then proceeds to the beginning of this particular generation, some decades earlier, and then proceeds back, eventually to 1959. At first I was having trouble getting interested in the story. However the narrative grew on me and by the end, I found the story quite engrossing. There were also quite a few historical and literary references within the story that I researched and found quite interesting. It is obvious to me that Joan Didion is a well read and well educated author.

I purchased the book on Kindle and also the audiobook narration, performed by Holly Cate. Miss Cate was excellent. I often use audiobook to compensate for I consider to be my own "flawed inner narrator". Accordingly it is not easy for me to say how I would have felt about this book if I had read it without the assistance of Miss Cate.

In summary, I really enjoyed this book and audiobook very much. As this is the debut novel of Joan Didion, I intend to find her second novel, I think it is "Play It As It Lays", and read her works in the order she wrote them. Thank You...
This first fiction story by Didion surely catches her at the beginning of her career as a fiction writer. Copyrighted 1961, it is her first fiction novel. The Didion reader will recognize it as an early work. It is meandering, difficult to follow and in fact, in some points, downright boring.

However, the seeds of a brilliant writer and observer of human behavior still shine through. The book is about human interactions, set in early California between about 1920 and 1959, the story traces a family and their quest for land ownership in the young State of California.

Her concentration is on the manner in which love is expressed in the family. She concentrates on the strengths of the loves and on the incredible weaknesses. Her depiction of a family in emotional shambles is clear. Her elucidation of a family in every type of crisis except financial, is stark. And her characterization of the intense philandering of both the men and the women in the family is revealing and unexpected to some extent; yet fully expected in another.

The book is recommended to Didion readers and is of interest in seeing how her style was refined and honed as she went on in her writing career.
Joan Didion...need I say more?! Perhaps not her best work but a must read if you’re a Didion fan. Sad and evocative of the 40’s/50’s era
This first novel by one of modern America's prose-writing treasures is set in a part of California no one associates with the Golden State: the Sacramento Delta. The emotional and physical geography of the book blend seamlessly. Didion has since critiqued this book herself, in her much later prose reflection on California, "Where I Was From." She's a bit hard on her former self. This is a lucid, hard etched short novel on the same general theme as Tolstoi's "Anna Karenina": that is, how a uniquely unhappy family got that way. Didion is of an old California family. She takes no false pride in that, here or elsewhere. There is not a useless or spongy sentence in the whole book. Writers will be reminded of what they're supposed to be doing when they pick up a pen.
Ms. Didion's first novel contains many of the elements which make her later works such a joy to read: the somewhat lost, somewhat selfish characters who are yet so well developed that they manage to capture reader empathy (we doubt we'd like them if we encountered them in the flesh, but still find ourselves needing to know); the impetuously emergent vacuity which sometimes arises in relationships built on irradicable bonds; the congenital inhumanity which underlies political arrangements. Two factors distinguished this novel amongst her canon for me: my mild frustration with its end, which seemed to be constructed with less grace than the rest of the book; and its magnificent grappling with the trappings of being Californian.

Ms. Didion explores the California themes of "Run River" more nakedly in "Where I Was From," and I recommend that any who find themselves intrigued by the setting make their way toward that nonfiction work. Here, the issues are teased at: pioneering spirit (always fed, in some part, by curiously lazy capitalist sympathies, by a thirst for the quick and eternal "Eureka!") gives way to complacency, to comfortable living which fears only disruption. Didion's characters are uninspired to engage in introspection, and so never develop passions beyond the upkeep of what they have always known; their lives are guided by unearned ease, which leads to malaise, which ensures that they develop into very stiff lovers, fathers, mothers and brothers, indeed. When their bloodless expectations happen to be disappointed, they--the younger generations left ethically crippled by their ancestors' easy scores--find themselves without the tools to cope, and are only able to respond by shirking self-preservation and resorting to seriously dramatic moves. (I wish to avoid spoilers...)

I say all of this with the most keen admiration for Didion; she creates such careless characters, and then, with great skill and humanity, manages to make us, her readers, assume responsibility for each of the life complexities which her characters disregard. If they forget to be ambitious, Didion leaves us certain that some life ambition could serve. If they don't fight against the nasty ruptures in their relationships, Didion leaves us aware of the daily work which healthy relationships require. Where they are unkind to one another, we are reminded that we should be kind; where they are lazy, we are invigorated to work. It is a testament to Didion's art that her unfailingly bereft characters leave us feeling compelled to be more collected, to want more, to be better. These are the marks of great literature.
Good description of a region of California mid 20th century. Characters are somewhat unidimensional.