South and West

In South and West, author Joan Didion puts together two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks-writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer.

She has always kept notebooks of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles – and here, she interviews prominent local figures, describes motels, diners, a deserted reptile farm, and Alabama.

You’ll learn more about America’s future from Didion’s 40-year-old field notes… than you will from tomorrow’s newspaper” – Esquire.

The full title of the book is “South and West: From A Notebook”. Published by Knopf NY (March 2017).

Compiled and reviewed by Clara Rayes.