You are here

Da dove viene. Genesi e strategie compositive di Where I Was From di Joan Didion

Joan Didion achieved global success with The Year of Magical Thinking (2005), which contributed to a renewed interest in the genre of memoir. Yet Didion’s shifting towards this genre can be backdated to 2003, the year in which she published Where I Was From. This article focuses on the genesis and the compositional strategies of Didion’s 2003 work. I argue that Where I Was From should be considered as a watershed within Didion’s corpus. In her 2003 memoir, Didion reshapes her authorial identity by moving back and forth between different literary genres, on which she grafts political and cultural discourses already present in her previous works.

pdf articolo: 
Sara Sullam
titolo rivista di riferimento: 
Letteratura americana tradotta in Italia
Posizione articolo: