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J. D. Salinger, New Edition

J. D. Salinger, New Edition

  • Author: Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 143811317X
  • Category:
  • Page: 263
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Presents a collection of critical essays on Salinger and his works as well as a chronology of events in the author's life.

Letters to J. D. Salinger

Letters to J. D. Salinger

  • Author: Chris Kubica,Will Hochman
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 029917803X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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J.D. Salinger s continued silence strengthens the enigma of his life and fuels a growing appetite for answers to the many questions about his fiction and persona. Letters to J.D. Salinger provides a unique opportunity for the many frustrated writers, editors, critics, journalists, scholars and other luminaries who have longed to address the author and pose specific questions about his literary choices and craft. These imaginary letters offer fresh reflections of Salinger s work. Some consider the way his work touched their own; others reflect on how he influenced society and craft of fiction; still others offer a fresh perspective on Salinger s life. Taken together Letters to J.D. Salinger both provides a new forum for articulate and thoughful people who long wished to have an opportunity to speak with the reclusive and reticent author and facilitates a fresh and open dialogue and exchange of ideas on Salinger s contribution to modern American life and letters.

J. D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438119259
  • Category: Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character)
  • Page: 225
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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Salinger's The catcher in the rye, including a chronology of his works and life.

J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger

  • Author: James Lundquist
  • Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
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Evaluates Salinger's major fiction and its expression of a widespread American dissatisfaction, the historical context of Salinger's literary development, and the influence of Eastern religious and philosophical thought on his style and view of life

Salinger

Salinger

  • Author: David Shields,Shane Salerno
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476744858
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 720
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Draws on extensive research and exclusive interviews to share previously undisclosed aspects of the enigmatic writer's life, from his private relationships and service in World War II to his legal concerns and innermost secrets.

J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger

A Life

  • Author: Kenneth Slawenski
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0679604790
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The inspiration for the major motion picture Rebel in the Rye One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records. Kenneth Slawenski explores Salinger’s privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting mother. Here too are accounts of Salinger’s first broken heart—after Eugene O’Neill’s daughter, Oona, left him—and the devastating World War II service that haunted him forever. J. D. Salinger features this author’s dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Elia Kazan, his office intrigues with famous New Yorker editors and writers, and the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world-famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire. J. D. Salinger is this unique author’s unforgettable story in full—one that no lover of literature can afford to miss. Praise for J. D. Salinger: A Life “Startling . . . insightful . . . [a] terrific literary biography.”—USA Today “It is unlikely that any author will do a better job than Mr. Slawenski capturing the glory of Salinger’s life.”—The Wall Street Journal “Slawenski fills in a great deal and connects the dots assiduously; it’s unlikely that any future writer will uncover much more about Salinger than he has done.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Offers perhaps the best chance we have to get behind the myth and find the man.”—Newsday “[Slawenski has] greatly fleshed out and pinned down an elusive story with precision and grace.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Earnest, sympathetic and perceptive . . . [Slawenski] does an evocative job of tracing the evolution of Salinger’s work and thinking.”—The New York Times

J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger

  • Author: Raychel Haugrud Reiff
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • ISBN: 9780761425946
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 158
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"A biography of writer J.D. Salinger that describes his era, his major works--especially The catcher in the rye, his life, and the legacy of his writing"--Provided by publisher.

J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger

  • Author: Warren G. French
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 191
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Although the author finds it impossible to assess Salinger's permanent worth as a novelist, he finds much to admire in several of the short stories and in "The Catcher in the Rye."

My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year

  • Author: Joanna Rakoff
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307958019
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency’s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger’s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger’s, on her own dangerous and liberating terms. Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Charming and deeply moving, filled with electrifying glimpses of an American literary icon, My Salinger Year is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer. Above all, it is a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives and awaken our true selves. From the Hardcover edition.

Bloom's how to Write about J.D. Salinger

Bloom's how to Write about J.D. Salinger

  • Author: Christine Kerr
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0791094839
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 280
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A guide to writing about the fiction of J.D. Salinger offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics for such works as "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Franny and Zooey."