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Salinger

Author: David Shields; Shane Salerno
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The icon who disappeared. Raised in Park Avenue privilege, J.D. Salinger sought out combat, surviving five bloody battles of World War II and the liberation of a death camp, and out of that crucible he created a novel, The Catcher in the Rye, which journeyed deep into his own despair and redefined postwar America. For more than fifty years, Salinger has been one of the most elusive figures in American history. All  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J D Salinger; J D Salinger; J D Salinger; Jerome David Salinger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shields; Shane Salerno
ISBN: 1471130371 147113038X 9781471130373 9781471130380
OCLC Number: 859202826
Target Audience: General.
Description: xvii, 698 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Brahmacharya = Apprenticeship. We're going to start the war from right here ; Slight rebellion off Park Avenue ; Conversation with Salinger #1 ; Six-feet-two of muscle and typewriter ribbon in a foxhole ; Conversation with Salinger #2 ; Inverted forest ; Conversation with Salinger #3 ; Dead men in winter ; Still burning ; Victim and perpetrator ; Measuring up ; Conversation with Salinger #4 ; The origin of Esmé ; Is the kid in this book crazy? ; We can still run away ; Conversation with Salinger #5 ; Follow the bullet : Nine stories ; Conversation with Salinger #6 --
Garhasthya = Householder duties. His long dark night ; A terrible, terrible fall ; Conversation with Salinger #7 ; Conversation with Salinger #8 --
Vanaprasthya = Withdrawal from society. Seymour's second suicide ; Conversation with Salinger #9 ; Dear Miss Maynard ; Dear Mr. Salinger ; Conversation with Salinger #10 ; Conversation with Salinger #11 ; Conversation with Salinger #12 ; Assassins --
Sannyasa = Renunciation of the world. A private citizen ; A million miles away in his tower ; Jerome David Salinger : a conclusion ; Secrets --
Fiction in chronological order of publication --
Lost stories, uncollected stories, and published letters --
The Glass family.
Responsibility: David Shields, Shane Salerno.

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A highly anticipated cultural event: the first definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures in American history.  Read more...

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