Where I Was From

Where I Was From

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[This volume] turns what [the author] has called her sonar ear, her radar eye onto her own work, as well as that of such California writers as Frank Norris and Jack London and Henry George, to examine how the folly and recklessness in the very grain of the California settlement led to the California we know today a state mortgaged first to the railroad, then to the aerospace industry, and overwhelmingly to the federal government, a dependent colony of those political and corporate owners who fly in for the annual encampment of the Bohemian Club. Here is the one writer we always want to read on California showing us the startling contradictions in its and in America's core values. [The authors'] unerring sense of America and its spirit, her acute interpretation of its institutions and literature, and her incisive questioning of the stories it tells itself make this fiercely intelligent book a provocative and important tour de force from one of our greatest writers.-Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2004
Edition: First Vintage International edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780679752868
Branch Call Number: 979.4 D556w 2004
Characteristics: 226 pages ; 21 cm


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