US News: Joan Didion, Author and American journalist, died at the age of 87 years

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The New York Times announced this Thursday, December 23, 2021 Joan Didion had died at the age of 87 years. She had been a figure of American literary journalism.

the American and American journalist Joan Didion, Icon of the United States known for his chronicle of the California of the 1960s, died this Thursday, December 23, 2021 to 87 years, according to the New York Times .

The writer, who was also the author of several scenarios for cinema, died at home, in Manhattan, a suites of Parkinson's disease, reported the daily.

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Figure of the great American tradition of literary journalism, Joan Didion had shared his life between California, where she was born in Sacramento on December 5, 1934, and New York.

After a first novel, in 1963, Run River, who had not been successful, she was a party document the hippie counterculture in San Francisco in 1967, for the Saturday Evening Post. From this dive had emerged a famous text, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, reporting to the first person, who had made his fame.

A National Book Award

Revenue in New York with her husband, author John Gregory Dunne, she later introduced himself to political journalism, of which she had grouped her experiences in a 2001 collection, Political Fictions. Some had then seen, in its description of an "professional political class" disconnected from the daily life of the electors, a premonitory warning of the Trump era.

After the death of her husband and daughter, she had also drawn the energy to write two autobiographical stories, the year of magic thought (2007) - awarded by the prestigious National Book Award - and the Blue of the night (2011).

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