On Self-Respect

On Self Respect Self respect Its Source Its Power was first published in Vogue in and which was republished as On Self Respect in the author s collection Slouching Towards Bethlehem Didion wrote the essa

  • Title: On Self-Respect
  • Author: Joan Didion
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Essay
  • Self respect Its Source, Its Power was first published in Vogue in 1961, and which was republished as On Self Respect in the author s 1968 collection, Slouching Towards Bethlehem Didion wrote the essay as the magazine was going to press, to fill the space left after another writer did not produce a piece on the same subject She wrote it not to a word count or a line Self respect Its Source, Its Power was first published in Vogue in 1961, and which was republished as On Self Respect in the author s 1968 collection, Slouching Towards Bethlehem Didion wrote the essay as the magazine was going to press, to fill the space left after another writer did not produce a piece on the same subject She wrote it not to a word count or a line count, but to an exact character count.

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    1. Once, in a dry season, I wrote in large letters across two pages of a notebook that innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself. Although now, some years later, I marvel that a mind on the outs with itself should have nonetheless made painstaking record of its every tremor, I recall with embarrassing clarity the flavor of those particular ashes. It was a matter of misplaced self-respect.I had not been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. This failure could scarcely have been [...]

    2. Yes, it's an essay, not a book. No, I don't care. This is Joan Didion: personal hero, kindred spirit, and literary enigma. Her writing is so precious to me, I almost hesitate to share it. But now I have. So go read On Self-Respect yourself. In fact, go read anything she's written. You won't regret it.

    3. I must find this book and read it, then give it to my daughter. Didion is a brilliant, accessible writer that should be read by all young girls. This should be a companion piece to Men Explain Things To Me. LMAO.

    4. I'm in awe. Every sentence is just right, every word is in its place, every thought so clear it might have been my own."I had somehow thought myself a kind of academic Raskolnikov, curiously exempt from the cause-effect relationships which hampered others." (This has got to be my favorite sentence. Brilliant.)"I lost the conviction that lights would always turn green for me, the pleasant certainty that those rather passive virtues which had won me approval as a child automatically guaranteed me [...]

    5. Every time I read this essay I find more value in Didion's words. Several passages I read and reread because I know there is rare insight there but to grasp the meaning or author's intent requires careful analysis. Other passages open up immediately and I want to shout, "Yesat's it, that is exactly how it is!".

    6. "To do without self-respect, on the other hand, is to be an unwilling audience of one to an interminable documentary that deals one’s failings, both real and imagined, with fresh footage spliced in for every screening."

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