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Author: David Shields; Shane Salerno
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This biography 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. 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,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: J D Salinger; Jerome David Salinger; J D Salinger; Jerome D Salinger; Jerome D Salinger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shields; Shane Salerno
ISBN: 9781476744834 1476744831 9781476744858 1476744858 9781471130380 147113038X
OCLC Number: 974373939
Notes: Trade paperback publication date from publisher's Web site.
Description: xvii, 698 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. 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 --
Part II. Garhasthya = Householder duties. His long dark night --
A terrible, terrible fall --
Conversation with Salinger #7 --
Conversation with Salinger #8 --
Part III. 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 --
Part IV. 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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