Geography Some time ago, I posted up an essay that I had to write but its information was out of my book so i was told to make it in my own words. I have to mail out the exam today and I still havn't gotten anywhere with it!! I've tried to understand each of the scial studies what kind of story could you wright about saint joan of arc You could write about the visions she saw.
I don't know anything about the cathedral or the park except that it's the name and setting for one of my all-time favorite songs. How does someone write such great songs and act like such a monumental douche which apparently is his normal live persona, he yells at the audience, plays rambling t In one essay Joan Didion mentions Grace Cathedral Park in San Francisco.
How does someone write such great songs and act like such a monumental douche which apparently is his normal live persona, he yells at the audience, plays rambling things that can only be roughly called songs, yells at the audience some more, makes fun of individuals in the audience, plays some more rambling 'songs', continues this for hours on end.
This book is sort of an extended tribute to a time and place I know almost nothing about first hand. She is such an amazing writer that I found myself captivated by almost every essay in this book, even if I wasn't really interested in the subject matter.
This is a magical skill great writers have. It's easy to find an essay interesting if you are already interested in a topic, but it takes great skill to make a topic the reader is not interested in to come alive by the writing. Why read about places, people and things so far distant from oneself though?
In the big scheme of things why waste even a few minutes reading about the disastrous schemes of diamond lanes on the LA freeways in the 's, or about how the water is moved from Colorado River, across the Mojave desert to allow habitation in Malibu?
Even if the writing is beautiful and honest, even if it is filled with self-confessional sentiments about the authors own enthrallment about the way water is moved, even if the writing is so good it just makes you ache in your bones, why waste any time reading about things so utterly alien to myself.
It's not because I need water to survive, or because at times my life is maybe affected by decisions of urban planners into the way to divert traffic for one reason or another which may not be to actually get traffic to move fastermy life is not pragmatically changed one bit by knowing anything I learned in these essays.
Wouldn't I do better to read a turgidly written article on how to invest money wisely or a book on how to make and cultivate contacts or how to prioritize and maximize, and how to be a more productive person. How to be happier. How to seduce women, maybe?
How to present a better more presentable me? Or maybe read the ephemera of daily news. Catch up on celebrity gossip.
Find out what exactly a Teen Mom is, learn about the real housewives and harness this knowledge into being a more likable person who can join in on break room conversations instead of being a sullenly glaring at all the people making too much noise while I'm trying to get to the bottom of the the nature of violence in modern man, the decline of western civilization, why authors kill themselves, or how Doris Lessing is a writer who fails at really capturing what she sets out to do.
Why should I care about Doris Lessing, I've never even read one of her books, but the essay in The White Album still captivated me, but couldn't I have spent the twenty minutes or whatever it took me to read it doing something more productive?
Maybe I could have been dashing out emails on my phone to people who I never get around to emailing. Or maybe a list of things I need to do and mean to do but instead I put off, procrastinate about, in favor of reading more books like this one that maybe enrich a part of my internal dialogue but can't put any quantifiable value on.
Maybe instead of aiming to read over two hundred books a year I could aim to bring home k, or bed two hundred women, or make two hundred new facebook contacts that will pay off by adding to some kind of social network. This book didn't make me any better of a person than I was before I read it.
It didn't add anything tangible to my life, it's not going to pay off in some way that I can hold up and show to anyone. If anything it is just another example of a great writer that I can read and then think, I'll never be able to write this well.
I'll never be able to capture anything in my life, even the really important stuff like Joan Didion does for the most trivial of encounters. This book and just about every other book I read won't give me anything tangible, but fuck it, her writing is such a joy to read that the pleasure of reading so well-crafted prose is a reward in itself.
Maybe I should feel sorry for other people who don't get to experience things like this in their life.These questions regard the essay "Georgia O'Keeffe" by Joan Didion. 1. What do the words "style is character" mean?
A: This saying merely means that an artist's character is responsible for his or her artistic choices.
2. Explain how the statement is ; georgia o,keefe. The White Album Quotes. ― Joan Didion, The White Album: Essays. 0 likes. Like “what we are talking about here is faith in a dramatic convention.” (About Georgia O'Keeffe) At the Art Students League in New York one of her fellow students advised her that, since he would be a great painter and she would end up teaching painting in a.
Joan Didion is the poet of the Great Californian Emptiness. She sings of a land where it is easier to Dial-A-Devotion than to buy a book, where the freeway sniper feels ‘real bad’ about picking off a family of five, where kids in High Kindergarten are given LSD and peyote by their parents, where.
- Joan Didion, The White Album My favorite essay was the Georgia O’Keefe.
I’m a fan. This was only my second Didion and I can’t wait to read more. flag 8 likes · Like · see review. Apr 13, Tosh rated it liked it · review of another edition/5().
Apr 18, · Georgia O'Keeffe was a revolutionary woman who fought to define herself and her style through her art. One of the most powerful messages that comes through her lifetime comes from what Didion shares with us, 'It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest" (Didion ).
O'Keeffe lived. Writing the Self: On Joan Didion Rebecca Harkins-Cross Volume 71, Number 2, s Movement’ she derides contemporary feminism as ‘a particularly narrow and cracked determinism’, yet in an essay on painter Georgia O’Keeffe praises her for her ‘hardness’ as a ‘guerilla in the war between the sexes’.
While she remains.