Casey Tefertiller
Article on the Donner Party
Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:10

  • Donner Party Descendant DiesDaniel Buck, Fri Dec 24 2021 3:22 §ion=Obituaries And, by the way, a razor-sharp observer of American life and a peerless write... more
    • Article on the Donner Party — Casey Tefertiller, Sun Dec 26 2021 4:10
      • Re: Article on the Donner PartyDaniel Buck, Sun Dec 26 2021 9:15
        Casey, the article didn't mention Joan Didion, which prompted me to wonder how exactly is she a descendant of a Donner Party member. Per a 1979 New York Times profile, more
        • Thanks, DanCasey Tefertiller, Mon Dec 27 2021 5:37
          That is interesting.
          • Didion & HemingwayDaniel Buck, Mon Dec 27 2021 13:41
            Another of Joan Didion's lodestars was Ernest Hemingway. Here's something she wrote about him in 1998:
    • Joan Didion & The AlamoDaniel Buck, Fri Dec 24 2021 11:46
      Two things you might not know about Joan Didion (three if we include the Donner Party), in the 1950s and 1960s she wrote for National Review and she was a John Wayne fan. Here is her review of The Al... more
      • Re: Joan Didion & The AlamoDan Brown, Sat Jan 01 0:35
        Joan Didion wrote about Wayne more than once; she was a true fan. Her review of The Alamo was spot on. What she really liked a out the film was Wayne. Which is fair enough, I guess, although she short... more
      • JOHN WAYNE: A LOVE SONGJerry Prather, Fri Dec 24 2021 14:47
        Dan, thanks for posting her review. Joan confirmed her nearly life long love affair with John Wayne in the magazine article JOHN WAYNE: A LOVE STORY, which is reprinted in her book SLOUCHING TOWARDS B... more
        • Re: JOHN WAYNE: A LOVE SONGDaniel Buck, Sat Dec 25 2021 1:44
          Jerry, Thanks. Joan Didion and John Wayne, quite a combo. Aside from being a cold-eyed observer of the human race, she had provocatively contrarian instincts. She once wrote for the New York Review ... more
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