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Joan Didion Archives
Joan Didion • 108 Items / 38 Reviews, 14 Books, 53 Articles, 3 Films
Play It As It Lays (1970)
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Published Reviews
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    Books (Review)
    Joan Didion: portrait of a professional
    1. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1971, pp. 112-123
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    The Desolation Game (Review)
    Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion
    1. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    The North American Review (New), Winter 1971, pp. 70-71
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    Literary Crypt (Review)
    Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion
    1. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    The Saturday Review, August 15, 1970, p. 27
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    Books in Brief (2 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. Almost Home by Jonathan Schwartz
    2. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1970, p. 101
  5. The Revolving Bookstand
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    Novels and Nothingness (3 Reviews)
    Going All the Way, by Dan Wakefield
    1. Going All the Way by Dan Wakefield
    2. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    3. The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker
    The American Scholar, Winter 1971, pp. 168-173
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    Fiction (4 Reviews)
    On the Edge of Being
    1. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    2. Notes from Future by N.M. Amosoff
    3. The Green Man by Kingsley Amis
    4. Bech: A Book by John Updike
    National Review, August 25, 1970, p. 903
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    Divided Selves (5 Reviews)
    Maltaverne, by Francois Mauriac
    1. Maltaverne by Francois Mauriac
    2. The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
    3. The Manuscripts of Pauline Archange by Marie-Claire Blais
    4. The Stunt Man by Paul Brodeur
    5. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1970, pp. 38-41
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    Short Reviews: Books (17 Reviews)
    The Driver's Seat, by Muriel Spark
    1. The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
    2. David Rees, Among Others by Anthony West
    3. Up Against the Brass by Andy Stapp
    4. Farewell to the King by Pierre Schoendoerffer
    5. The Edwardians by J.B. Priestley
    6. Of Men and Crabs by Josue de Castro
    7. Inter Ice Age 4 by Kobo Abe
    8. The Miner's Pale Children by W.S. Merwin
    9. The Oxford Companion to Art by Harold Osborne
    10. The Saddest Story by Arthur Mizener
    11. Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw
    12. Belloc: A Biographical Anthology by Herbert van Thal, Jane Soames Nickerson, and Hilaire Belloc, ...
    13. Hear that Train Blow! by Kelly Covin
    14. The Supermarket Trap by Jennifer Cross
    15. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
    16. 50 Classic Motion Pictures~~Fifty Classic Motion Pictures by David Zinman
    17. The Art of the Japanese Screen by Elise Grilli
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1970, pp. 150-156