Wednesday, January 7, 2009

some dreamers of the golden dream

For those in the mag class who were lured by the passage I read in class today, and want to read more, here's a link to this classic piece of New Journalism.

As you read, listen for Didion's voice, look for the tiny, concrete details she uses to evoke the sense of place, and think what the story is really about -- not the murder of a husband, perhaps, but possibly the death of a dream?

Enjoy. bk

1 comment:

natalie c. said...

you read this piece when I was in the mag class - when was that... seven, eight years ago?? time for some new material? ok i know, a classic's a classic! ;)