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Play It As It Lays

A Novel

by Joan Didion

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Second Edition

ContributionsDavid Thomson (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7424625M
ISBN 100374529949
ISBN 109780374529949

Play As It Lays opens with Maria in the neuropsychiatric hospital with all the book’s action already in the past. So the coldness and distance with which the book narrates Maria’s descent make sense: she’s simply withdrawn from pain that would otherwise have destroyed her. Play It as It Lays, First Edition. You Searched For: Title: play it as it lays. Edit Your Search. The book was the basis for the big screen film () that starred Tuesday Weld as Maria and Anthony Perkins (as BZ). A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a sliver of a crease to the front flap.

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. Play It as It Lays - Chapters 1 - 3 Summary & Analysis. Joan Didion. This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Play It as It Lays. Print Word PDF.

She finds herself, in her early thirties, radically divorced from husband, lovers, friends, her own past and her own future. Play It As It Lays is set in a place beyond good and evil, literally in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and the barren wastes of the Mojave, but figuratively in the landscape of the arid soul/5(23). If you like Play It As It Lays you might like similar books The White Album, Bad Behavior, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, South and West: From a Notebook, A Book Of Common Prayer /5(20).


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The protagonist of Play It as It Lays, Maria Wyeth, resides in a neuropsychiatric hospital. As the story unfolds we, the readers, get a glimpse of what her life was like before she got there.

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