We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the ...

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: UOM:39015066742670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1122

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A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stories We Tell Ourselves

Stories We Tell Ourselves

What story am I trying to live by, and what are its consequences? In a collection of essays published in 1979 called The White Album, Joan Didion captured the main issue: We tell ourselves stories in order to live ... We live entirely ...

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781786899941

Category: History

Page: 272

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Throughout history we have told ourselves stories to try and make sense of our place in the universe. Richard Holloway takes us on a personal, scientific and philosophical journey to explore what he believes the answers to the biggest of questions are. He examines what we know about the universe into which we are propelled at birth and from which we are expelled at death, the stories we have told about where we come from, and the stories we tell to get through this muddling experience of life. Thought-provoking, revelatory, compassionate and playful, Stories We Tell Ourselves is a personal reckoning with life’s mysteries by one of the most important and beloved thinkers of our time.
Categories: History

Power Intimacy and the Life Story

Power  Intimacy  and the Life Story

Preface Joan Didion writes , " We tell ourselves stories in order to live . " This book is about those stories . So that we may understand who we are and how we fit into our ever - so - complex world , we begin in late adolescence and ...

Author: Dan P. McAdams

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 0898625068

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Who am I? And how do I fit into the world? These are the questions individuals ask themselves to make sense of their lives. Power, Intimacy and the Life Story addresses the human quest for identity. The author reinterprets some of the classic writings in psychology as he shows how each of us constructs a life story in order to meet the identity challenge and create a sense of unity and purpose in our lives. Written for the social scientist, practicing clinician, educated layperson, and student, this compelling study describes how we construct stories that are organized by the two general life themes of power and intimacy. Using the results of questionnaires and interviews with both college students and older adults, the author illustrates an innovative way of understanding human lives in literary terms.
Categories: Psychology

Reading Joan Didion

Reading Joan Didion

PART I. THE WHITE ALBUM ''The White Album'' Didion begins ''The White Album'' with the line: ''We tell ourselves stories in order to live'' (11). She then offers a series of examples of troubling, almost folkloric images, and shows the ...

Author: Lynn Marie Houston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313364037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

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This book is a compelling reference guide for book clubs on the work of Joan Didion, with summaries of her major works and discussion questions. * Discussion questions on Joan Didion's works, literary movements, and literary analysis * An exhaustive bibliography of additional writings about Didion as well as similar authors and books
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Culture 2

Culture 2

Structures of Feminist Feeling and Storytelling We tell ourselves stories in order to live We tell ourselves stories in order to give We tell ourselves stories in order to grieve We tell ourselves stories in order to believe We tell ...

Author: Frank Kelleter

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839457870

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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How to do cultural studies in the twenty-first century? This essay collection is not a handbook, encyclopedia, or a »state of the field« compendium. Instead, it is a reflexive exercise in cultural studies, featuring fifteen accessible essays on a selection of critical key works published since 2000. The contributors aim to provide readers with a fresh and engaging look at recent criticism, exploring the interdisciplinary traffic of theories, methods, and ideas within the field of cultural and literary studies. This book shows how the work of Lauren Berlant, Rita Felski, Fred Moten, Anna Tsing, and others can inspire new thinking and theorizing for the twenty-first century.
Categories: Social Science

The Self destruction of the West

The Self destruction of the West

"We generate stories for you because you don't save the ones that are yours"722. Although in a slightly different context, ... We are slaves to the narrative, the story, the logos, reason: "We tell ourselves stories in order to live.

Author: Damien François

Publisher: Editions Publibook

ISBN: 9782748337976

Category: Anthropology

Page: 578

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Voilà désormais plus de 10 000 ans que la civilisation occidentale s'est installée et voilà 10 000 ans qu'elle viole le sens même de la nature : la vie. En s'appropriant sans concession ce qui l'entourait, l'homme de l'Ouest a vu son horizon ployer sous la charge de la destruction qu'il lui avait lui-même réalisée. Sommes-nous des lycanthropes ou des vampires? Ces monstres si terrifiants qui sortent de notre imagination sont-ils en réalité la copie de notre comportement dévastateur? Prédateurs, nous pompons sans remords les énergies qui nous entourent. Jusqu'où ira-t-on?.
Categories: Anthropology

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

As Joan Didion reminds us, we tell ourselves stories in order to live. This is the story we tell ourselves in order to live in New York. Sometimes, though, when the hot drizzle from an air-conditioner overhead splashes ...





Page: 204

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Refiguring the Map of Sorrow

Refiguring the Map of Sorrow

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live” Joan Didion, in a masterful essay about California culture, “The White Album,” juxtaposes fifteen vignettes to capture the bizarre qualities of the sixties, from the politics of the Black ...

Author: Mark Christopher Allister

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813920641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Writer Laid Bare

The Writer Laid Bare

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected nonfiction. Knopf: New York, p.13 p.174: 'The Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky observes in Watermark, a memoir about ...' Brodsky, Joseph (2013). Watermark: An essay on Venice.

Author: Lee Kofman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781920727567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Production of Lateness

The Production of Lateness

2017 <https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/nov/11/blue-nights-joan-didion-re view>. Garber, Megan. “We ... “We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: The Joan Didion Docu‐mentary's Pioneering Approach to Collaborative Filmmaking.

Author: Rahel Rivera Godoy-Benesch

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 9783772056987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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This study examines how selected authors of the late 20th and early 21st centuries write about their creative processes in old age and thus purposefully produce a late style of their own. Late-life creativity has not always been viewed favourably. Prevalent "peak-and-decline" models suggest that artists, as they grow old, cease to produce highquality work. Aiming to counter such ageist discourses, the present study proposes a new ethics of reading literary texts by elderly authors. For this purpose, it develops a methodology that consolidates textual analysis with cultural gerontology.
Categories: Literary Criticism