"Slouching Towards Bethlehem": Joan Didion's Iconic Essay on 1960s Subculture

The 1967 piece on San Francisco hippies is included in the critically-acclaimed collection of the same name.

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  • The 1968 first edition cover of Slouching Towards Bethlehem (left), and the updated 2017 cover (right). 

Click here to read an excerpt of the titular essay from Slouching Towards Bethlehem, then download the book.