🖋️ At the Joan Didion Estate Sale | The Paris Review

If an estate sale normally saps meaning from the fragments that someone has shored up, dispersing them and making them illegible in the context of a single life, the spectacle of the Didion estate sale does just the opposite, freighting these objects with an excess of meaning. There were plenty of things that might just as easily have turned up in a junky antiques store, or been rejected by one, but they belonged to Joan. Like “Lot 189: Miscellaneous Group of Eyewear.” This went on to sell for $10,000.

Tyler Hellard @poploser