Joan Didion's Remarkable Take on America
Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss works by author Joan Didion.
About this course:Joan Didion’s writing is uniquely stylish, which makes it as recognizable as the work of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Updike, Bellow, Salinger and Roth. And her vision of America—eloquent, sometimes amusing, often caustic, and staggeringly precise—has earned her an impressive reputation in American letters. In this class, we read and discuss one of her novels, Play It As It Lays; two essay collections, Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album; and her autobiographical The Year of Magical Thinking, a stunningly detailed road map of loss and survival.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.