The Year of Magical Thinking

by: Joan Didion

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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Didion rejects the idea that grief is simply ___.

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What words does Didion write down shortly after John dies?

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How are the rapidly shifting experiences of intense emotion and detached denial in a grieving person described in the novel?

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What did Didion once clog her pool filter with?

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What part of John represents both his vitality and his soul for Didion?