Search Results: "J.D. Salinger"


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J.D. SALINGER by Thomas Beller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A light and halfhearted treatment. Turn to David Shields and Shane Salerno's Salinger (2013) instead."
An attempt to come to terms with J.D. Salinger's life (1919-2010) and legacy. Read full book review >

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SALINGER by David Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Was Salinger the major artist he has been held up to be? This book helps defend the affirmative response and whets the appetite for the Salinger books to come."
Overstuffed, thoroughly revealing biography—from oral and written sources, and always episodic—of the legendary writer. Read full book review >

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SALINGER by Kenneth Slawenski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"Slawenski, the creator of deadcaulfields.com, is an admirer, but this is no fanboy biography; his close study of Salinger's roots admirably redirects attention to his writing and thought instead of his self-imposed exile."
Impressively researched, sympathetic critical biography of one of the 20th century's most perplexing fiction authors. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 28, 1962

"For our part, devotedly, we read on."
These two long short stories have previously appeared in the New Yorker and both deal with the eldest child and most outstanding member of the remarkable Glass family — Seymour Glass. Read full book review >

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THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger
Released: June 15, 1951

"A strict report, worthy of sympathy."
A violent surfacing of adolescence (which has little in common with Tarkington's earlier, broadly comic, Seventeen) has a compulsive impact. Read full book review >

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J.D.'s Scratch Match by Mark Gabriele
Released: Sept. 2, 2012

"Sweet, warm, friendly, unique and utterly readable."
Some problems aren't what you think they are, as this quietly humorous picture book illustrates. Read full book review >

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MY SALINGER YEAR by Joanna Rakoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2014

"Many of the mysteries of the literary world remain mysteries to the author, but she provides good company as she explores them."
A sharply observed coming-of-age memoir about an aspiring writer's entry-level job at a fading literary agency. Read full book review >

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THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Marvelously intriguing."
Langer (Crossing California, 2004, etc.) skewers pretensions of writers and writing, editors and publishers—and perhaps audiences—in a literary thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Half of the writers here will cringe when they read their words in 20 years, but the rest provide some humdinging stuff, as much tortured fun as their subject."
A handful of young(ish) writers map their responses to J.D. Salinger's work in essays that range from loose and funny to remarkably uptight, gathered by Poughkeepsie Review founding editor Kotzen and novelist Beller (The Sleep-Over Artist, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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P.S., A MEMOIR by Pierre Salinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Beneath the fluff, a fascinating insider's view of historic events of the past 50 years, especially those involving John and Robert Kennedy. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The autobiography of a newsman, presidential press secretary, and bon vivant. Read full book review >

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WELL DEFINED by Michael Salinger
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Mnemonically, they just don't stick. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Well Defined : Vocabulary in Rhyme When prepping for the SATs, / it's good to learn such words as these: / transient and aggregate, / dilatory and berate. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE FIRE by Steven D. Salinger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 1997

"A quick, breezy, confusing read that, despite its baggy plot, gratuitous sex, and ditto violence, shows the skills of a writer who is meant for finer things."
A dizzy whirlwind of a debut thriller that ultimately runs out of air: about the fate of an American soldier trying to return home 25 years after having been listed as missing in action. Read full book review >