New York: FSG, 1968. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Minor toning to the top jacket edge. A couple of nicks to the tips of the jacket. Price of $4.95 on the front flap. A collection of 20 essays brought together in the author's second book. The title of the book is taken from an essay that Didion wrote in the mid-1960s about the time she spent in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. She came away from her time there quite disturbed and depressed. "The center was not holding," she wrote in the opening line of the essay. Signed by the author on a bookplate laid into the book. 650.
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