Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics)

3.87 avg rating
( 20,859 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780374529949: Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil-literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul-it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Joan Didion is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as several screenplays written with her late husband, John Gregory Dunne. Her books include The White Album, Play It As It Lays, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. She lives in New York City.

Review:

“There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanel West . . . A terrifying book.” ―John Leonard, The New York Times

“Simple, restrained, intelligent, well-structured, witty, irresistibly relentless, forthright in diction, and untainted by the sensational, Play It As It Lays is a book of outstanding literary quality.” ―Library Journal

“[A] scathing novel, distilling venom in tiny drops, revealing devastation in a sneer and fear in a handful of atomic dust.” ―J. R. Frakes, Book World

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joan Didion; Introduction by David Thomson
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Didion, Joan
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VV-9780374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Didion, Joan; Thomson, David [Introduction]
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2005)
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Jarhead Books
(Downingtown, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd. All books ship SAME or NEXT business day!! 2nd Day Shipping Available! Absolutely Brand NEW! May not include supplements, codes etc. Contact us with any questions!. Seller Inventory # 40228

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Didion, Joan
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Didion, Joan
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2005)
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Didion, Joan
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0374529949 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Didion, Joan
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux 11/15/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux 11/15/2005, 2005. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Play It as It Lays. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Didion, Joan
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0374529949. Seller Inventory # Z0374529949ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Joan Didion
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux (2005)
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd Second Edition, Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It As It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation. Joan Didion chose Hollywood to serve as her microcosm of contemporary society and exposed a culture characterized by emptiness and ennui. Seller Inventory # AAS9780374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Didion, Joan
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2005)
ISBN 10: 0374529949 ISBN 13: 9780374529949
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 0374529949

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book