Own a piece of literary history as Joan Didion’s estate is sold
Known for her precise prose and pointed observations about her personal life, as well as American culture in general, the estate of bestselling author Joan Didion is sold on November 16.
The spirit behind literary classics like Play it as it is and Advance to Bethlehem died last December of complications from Parkinson’s disease. Currently, her personal office items, nostalgic ephemera, and other items are up for auction in New York City next week. The catalog “An American Icon: Property of the Collection of Joan Didion” contains 224 lots, offering admirers of the author and inspiring novelists something to bid for.
While many are vying for the writer’s blank notebooks, which come in droves, Didion’s estate also includes nearly 25 seashells and tschotskes she collected in California, a nod to her love for her homeland. origin. Other notable products include oak desks, paperweights, pens and paperclips. Lisa Thomas, director of the auction house’s fine art department, shares, “They’re really representative of her life in California. She had them on the mantel in her New York apartment.”
Didion’s personal estate will be auctioned Nov. 16 at 549 Warren St. in Hudson.