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Joan Didion | In-Person (Closed)

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Course Description:

Joan Didion wrote, "A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in its own image." In remembrance of her recent passing, we'll discuss how, through her ice-pick wit, Didion reshaped our perceptions about California and the incredible foresight she had on topics such as water. In "Holy Water" she writes, "The apparent ease of California life is an illusion and those who believe the illusion real live in only the most temporary way." Please join me in an excavation of California's history through Didion's "The White Album" and "Where I Was From."


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1 *10:00am – noon* (4 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


Arleen Tarantino is an adjunct professor at Monterey Peninsula College where she teaches Critical Thinking and College Composition. Her current studies focus on the confluence of linguistics, postmodernism and modern science.