Didion discusses her deeply moving new memoir about her daughter, and her own fears and thoughts about growing old, in her first book since the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking. As with that memoir, in her new one Didion confides and confronts her fears, frailties, and sorrows about her life as she looks back and forward. In conversation with her nephew Griffin Dunne (After Hours).
"Time passes. Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember." (Blue Nights)
In this episode of Symphony Space’s Thalia Book Club series, filmmaker Griffin Dunne hosts an intimate interview and live discussion with literary superstar Joan Didion, author of such classic works as Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Year of Magical Thinking, and - as especially featured in this particular audio event - her 2011 release, Blue Nights.
Dunne, Didion’s nephew, created at her request a kind of light documentary film to accompany the release of Blue Nights, and his resulting intimate knowledge of the book makes this interview a rare and special glimpse into the mind of a truly beloved American author. An audience question-and-answer session expands the scope of the interview, introducing new insights into Didion’s life and work.
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