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  1. A famous poem by William Butler Yeats that depicts the apocalyptic and chaotic state of the world. The phrase "slouching towards Bethlehem" appears in the last line, describing a beast that is about to be born in the city of Bethlehem.

  2. Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a 1968 collection of essays by Joan Didion that mainly describes her experiences in California during the 1960s. It takes its title from the poem "The Second Coming" by W. B. Yeats. [1]

    • Joan Didion
    • 238
    • 1968
    • 1968
  3. Economic historian Brad DeLong references the phrase "Slouches towards Bethlehem" in the title of his 2022 book Slouching Towards Utopia The 2024 BBC One drama The Way referenced and quoted the poem, during its depiction of the collapse of civil society in Wales following a riot in Port Talbot .

    • 1919
    • The Dial
  4. 26 de out. de 2023 · A poem about the apocalypse and the end of the world, with a reference to slouching towards Bethlehem. The speaker sees a vision of a beast with lion body and human head, and wonders if it is the Second Coming of Christ or the Antichrist.

  5. 4.19. 67,905 ratings6,675 reviews. The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, decades after its first publication, the essential portrait of America—particularly California—in the sixties.

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  6. Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? In the second stanza, the Biblical imagery takes over the visions of corrupted nature. From the start, Yeats ties his poem to religion by stating ‘the Second Coming is at hand’, and conjuring up a picture of a creature with a lion’s body and a man’s head, much like the sphynx, and a gaze as ...

  7. Celebrated, iconic, and indispensable, Joan Didion’s first work of nonfiction, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, is considered a watershed moment in American writing. First published in 1968, the...