Joan Didion Miami

ISBN 13: 9780140115635

Miami

 
9780140115635: Miami

The subject of this study is the relationship between the Cuban exiles of Miami and the United States. Miami is a city on the fringe of Latin America where Spanish is almost the first language and the local politics, gun running, cocaine dealing and vendettas are those of Central America.

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"Her prose is . . . finely tuned . . . . İMiami¨ turns much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows." --"The New York Times"
"Didion's Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, political manipulation, and broken dreams." --"Boston Globe"

" Her prose is . . . finely tuned . . . . [Miami] turns much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows." -- "The New York Times"
" Didion's Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, political manipulation, and broken dreams." -- "Boston Globe"

"Her prose is . . . finely tuned . . . . [Miami] turns much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows." "The New York Times"
"Didion's Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, political manipulation, and broken dreams." "Boston Globe""

"Her prose is . . . finely tuned . . . . [Miami] turns much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows." --The New York Times
"Didion's Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, political manipulation, and broken dreams." --Boston Globe

-Her prose is . . . finely tuned . . . . [Miami] turns much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows.- --The New York Times
-Didion's Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, political manipulation, and broken dreams.- --Boston Globe

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"Joan Didion's Miami is at once an aggressively real city and a legendary domain to which Swift might well have posted Gulliver, or Voltaire Candide. In this book Didion the novelist and Didion the moralist work hand in hand to create a work that combines intense imaginative vision with extraordinary argumentative force. In her exact, rational and appalled portrayal, Miami is the price that America is paying for the corrupted language in which it conducts its political business."
JONATHAN RABAN, 'Observer'

"By the time one has finished this unflinching and acute book, ostensibly journalism but containing all the intrigue of a thriller, one is oneself on edge."
FRANCES SPALDING, 'TES'

"Her book may be seen by many as recording the defeat of the American system."
CAL McCRYSTAL, 'Sunday Times'

"I doubt I'll read prose any more beautiful than this in the next year… the writing and its message scorch like dry ice."
JOHN GILL, 'Time Out'

"Miami the place is, to Didion's mind, the most interesting city in the US. 'Miami' the book is, to my mind, nothing short of brilliant."
LOUISE BERNIKOW, 'Cosmopolitan'

"No one depicts place or passion or dislocation with more accuracy; no one can move us more deeply with the staccato repetition of the crazy facts of personal-political life than Joan Didion."
NEW STATESMAN

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