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Salinger

By David Shields,Shane Salerno
  • ISBN Code: : 147674484X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 720
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 387
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : salinger.pdf

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Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people—and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company—Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century. For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. No longer. In the eight years since Salinger was begun, and especially in the three years since Salinger’s death, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger’s World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, his New Yorker colleagues, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger’s life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs (more than 100 throughout the book), diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger’s meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.

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J. D. Salinger: The Last Interview

By J. D. Salinger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Book Code : 1612195903
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: j-d-salinger.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the moment J. D. Salinger published The Catcher in the Rye in 1951, he was stalked by besotted fans, would-be biographers, and pushy journalists. In this collection of rare and revealing encounters with the elusive literary giant, Salinger discusses—sometimes willingly, sometimes grudgingly—what that onslaught was like, the autobiographical origins of his art, and his advice to writers. Including his final, surprising interview, and with an insightful introduction by New York Times journalist David Streitfeld, these enlightening, provocative, and even amusing conversations reveal a writer fiercely resistant to the spotlight but powerless to escape its glare.

At Home in the World

By Joyce Maynard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Book Code : 1429977558
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: at-home-in-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day With a New Preface When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship—at age eighteen—with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered. With what some have viewed as shocking honesty, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic family, her mother's dream to mold her into a writer, her self-imposed exile from the world of her peers when she left Yale to live with Salinger, and her struggle to reclaim her sense of self in the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her not long after her nineteenth birthday. A quarter of a century later—having become a writer, survived the end of her marriage and the deaths of her parents, and with an eighteen-year-old daughter of her own—Maynard pays a visit to the man who broke her heart. The story she tells—of the girl she was and the woman she became—is at once devastating, inspiring, and triumphant.

The Salinger Contract

By Adam Langer
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453297901
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 361
  • Pdf File: the-salinger-contract.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the world’s most famous authors—from Norman Mailer and Truman Capote to B. Traven and J. D. Salinger—to a sinister collector in Chicago Adam Langer, the narrator of this deft and wide-ranging novel by the author of the same name, tells the intertwining tales of two writers navigating a plot neither one of them could have ever imagined. There may be no other escape than to write their way out of it. Adam is a writer and stay-at-home dad in Bloomington, Indiana, drawn into an uneasy friendship with the charismatic and bestselling thriller author Conner Joyce. Conner is having trouble writing his next book, and when a menacing stranger approaches him with an odd—and lucrative—proposal, events quickly begin to spiral out of control. A novel of literary crimes and misdemeanors, The Salinger Contract will delight anyone who loves a fast-paced story told with humor, wit, and intrigue.

A study guide for J. D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410320219
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-j-d-salinger-s-franny-and-zooey.pdf

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A study guide for J. D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for J. D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Bananafish

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410337235
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-j-d-salinger-s-a-perfect-day-for-bananafish.pdf

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A Study Guide for J. D. Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Salinger

By Paul Alexander
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Renaissance Books
  • Book Code : 1466853212
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: salinger.pdf

Book Short Summary:

J.D. Salinger was one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. He was also one of its most elusive. After making his mark on the American literary scene, Salinger retreated to a small town in New Hampshire where he hoped to hide his life away from the world. With dogged determination, however, journalist and biographer Paul Alexander captured Salinger's story in this, the only complete biography of Holden Caulfield's creator published to date. Using the archives at Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and the New York Public Library as well as research in New York and New Hampshire, Alexander has created a great biography of Salinger that's further enriched by interviews with some of the greatest literary figures of our time: George Plimpton, Gay Talese, Ian Hamilton, Harold Bloom, Roger Angell, A. Scott Berg, Robert Giroux, Ved Mehta, Gordon Lish and Tom Wolfe.

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

By Sarah Graham
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134286546
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: j-d-salinger-s-the-catcher-in-the-rye.pdf

Book Short Summary:

J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden Caulfield, an angry young man who articulates the confusion, cynicism and vulnerability of adolescence with humour and sincerity. This guide to Salinger’s provocative novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The Catcher in the Rye a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new critical essays on the The Catcher in the Rye, by Sally Robinson, Renee R. Curry, Denis Jonnes, Livia Hekanaho and Clive Baldwin, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The Catcher in the Rye and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Salinger’s text.

Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

By Sarah Graham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441181792
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 823
  • Pdf File: salinger-s-the-catcher-in-the-rye.pdf

Book Short Summary:

J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is the definitive coming-of-age novel and Holden Caulfield remains one of the most famous characters in modern literature. This jargon-free guide to the text sets The Catcher in the Rye in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception.

Study Guide to The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

By Intelligent Education
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Book Code : 1645422615
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 780
  • Pdf File: study-guide-to-the-catcher-in-the-rye.pdf

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, regarded by The New York Times as one of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923. As a 1951 coming-of-age novel, The Catcher in the Rye tells of the crises of a youthful teenage protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Moreover, Salinger’s work is filled with rebellion and angst, which can be seen through themes such as the protection of innocence, death, and insincerity. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Salinger’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Guide to Enjoying Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

By John P. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Book Code : 1627341870
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: guide-to-enjoying-salinger-s-the-catcher-in-the-rye-franny-and-zooey-and-raise-high-the-roof-beam-carpenters.pdf

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This non-academic author presents a study of Salinger’s major writings, a study designed to enhance the reader’s enjoyment even in a reread. The study is an analysis of their artistic structure, especially Salinger’s sophisticated use of the narrator’s voice or voices. Catcher comes off as the Hindu Connection, Franny and Zooey as Take Out Zen and Raise High as Kabbalah Reception. The Hindu connection structures what happens to Holden in Catcher, and fast as take out Zen structures what happens to Franny in Franny and Zooey. Principal tenants of Kabbalah influence and structure important aspects of the story Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters, particularly the lack of civil reception of “others” at the wedding reception. These choices were no doubt influenced by Salinger’s experiments with different forms of spirituality. Salinger apparently came to the conclusion that your spiritual soul lies in your individual identity, a conclusion Joyce and others had reached earlier from connection with Eastern Spirituality. Direct versions of Jesus and Buddha dwell within you just waiting to be discovered. You don’t need an escort. For many young readers in the 20th century, these stories made up the New Testament, the new gospel as to what was important in life values. Read here how and why they were so powerful.

A Study Guide for J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410335593
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 994
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-j-d-salinger-s-the-catcher-in-the-rye.pdf

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A Study Guide for J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Study Guide to Franny and Zooey and Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

By Intelligent Education
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Book Code : 1645422593
  • Total of Pages : 62
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 599
  • Pdf File: study-guide-to-franny-and-zooey-and-nine-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by J.D. Salinger, a prominent contender for the National Book Awards. Titles in this study guide include Nine Stories and Franny and Zooey. As an author of the twentieth-century, he is best known for his novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Moreover, his novels were written in private, as he was reclusive. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of J.D. Salinger classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

J. D. Salinger-Ben Bu Dünyadayım Ama Bu Dünyadan Değilim

By Devrim Horlu
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  • Publisher : Destek Publishing and Media Group
  • Book Code : 6254414015
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: j-d-salinger-ben-bu-dünyadayım-ama-bu-dünyadan-değilim.pdf

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“Olgunlaşmamış insanın özelliği, bir dava için soylu bir şekilde ölmek istemesidir, olgun insanın özelliğiyse bu dava için gösterişsizce yaşamak istemesidir.” – J. D. Salinger * Sürdürdüğü münzevi yaşamı boyunca dünyanın en çok okunan yazarlarından biri olan J. D. Salinger’ın hayatı en az yazdıkları kadar çarpıcı ve düşündürücü... Kitaplarının kapağının gösterişsiz olmasını isteyen, insanlardan mümkün olduğunca uzak durmaya çalışan ve tüm hayatını yazmaya adayan bir yazar o. Çavdar Tarlasında Çocuklar’ın yayımlamasının ardından gösterilen ilgiyi hep bir tuzak gibi gördü. Uzun yıllar kitaplarını yayımlamadı. Önemli olan yayımlamak değil, yazmaktı ona göre... Mahremiyetini korumak isterken başına gelmeyen kalmadı. Hayat, en yakınındakilere bile güvenmemesi gerektiğini öğretti ona. II. Dünya Savaşı’nın en şiddetli zamanında askerlik yaparken gördükleri yüzünden delirme noktasına geldi. Bilinmeyenlerle dolu hayatına yaklaşmak bile heyecan ve ilham verici bir deneyim... Yayımlanmamış eserleri milyonlarca insan tarafından merakla beklenen bu huysuz yazar, uzun zaman okunmaya ve konuşulmaya devam edecek.

Taverns and Drinking in Early America

By Sharon V. Salinger
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  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
  • Book Code : 0801876842
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : History
  • Members : 400
  • Pdf File: taverns-and-drinking-in-early-america.pdf

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A look into the role of public houses, taverns, alcohol consumption in colonial American society. Sharon V. Salinger's Taverns and Drinking in Early America supplies the first study of public houses and drinking throughout the mainland British colonies. At a time when drinking water supposedly endangered one’s health, colonists of every rank, age, race, and gender drank often and in quantity, and so taverns became arenas for political debate, business transactions, and small-town gossip sessions. Salinger explores the similarities and differences in the roles of drinking and tavern sociability in small towns, cities, and the countryside; in Anglican, Quaker, and Puritan communities; and in four geographic regions. Challenging the prevailing view that taverns tended to break down class and gender differences, Salinger persuasively argues they did not signal social change so much as buttress custom and encourage exclusion. Praise for Taverns and Drinking in Early America “The most comprehensive survey to date of this curiously underinvestigated aspect of early American social life . . . [Contains] a wealth of illustrative and amusing anecdotes . . . Well researched and informative.” —Simon Middleton, William and Mary Quarterly “Offers a fresh perspective on one of the colonial period's most important social institutions and the drinking behavior that was central to it . . . Salinger’s work is compelling throughout . . . A significant and satisfying book.” —Mark Edward Lender, American Historical Review “A richly detailed study that helps us understand popular and genteel culture in early America, the place of drink in everyday life, and the relationship between law and perceptions of disorderly behavior.” —Paul G. E. Clemens, Journal of American History

Alienation, Loss, and Death. Common Themes in J. D. Salinger’s works

By Boğaç Aybey
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3668334935
  • Total of Pages : 7
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: alienation-loss-and-death-common-themes-in-j-d-salinger-s-works.pdf

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Document from the year 2012 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 92, , language: English, abstract: Like every writer, J. D. Salinger also tries to convey messages to his readers through his works. It is argued here that common themes in Salinger’s works are alienation, loss of innocence, and death. This research paper discusses these common themes in his works by comparing his works. It concludes that these themes and the drawing of mostly young characters may be what makes Salinger's works so important and meaningful for young people to this day.

My Story

By Munira M. Salinger
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Book Code : 1482880091
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: my-story.pdf

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The book has three parts. The first part is an autobiography of Muniras early life. Born during the Japanese occupation of Malaya, she grew up during a time of rapid changes, going to primary school in British Malaya and a secondary school in post-independence Malaya. She went abroad on a scholarship to a university in Australia and started teaching in newly founded Malaysia. Political changes introduced many new policies in education and exposed the ramifications of some hastily planned ones. Family members imposed exacting standards for personal behavior and for scholastic and other achievements. Through activities such as crafts and cooking, she learned many domestic skills and developed values that stood in good stead for the rest of her life and later contributed to high standards of professional achievements. In the second part, Munira describes the lives of family members who had major influences on her. In the third part, Munira shares the recipes of some of her favorite foods as she learned how to cook them with all the warnings of what could go wrong and with many tips to ensure that the product looks and tastes good. Readers get a glimpse of the cultural practices in a Malay home of the period.

The American Novel After Ideology, 1961–2000

By Laurie Rodrigues
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501361872
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: the-american-novel-after-ideology-1961-2000.pdf

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Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.

An American Tragedy

By Theodore Dreiser
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 0369406680
  • Total of Pages : 868
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: an-american-tragedy.pdf

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An American Tragedy and nbsp;is a 1925 novel by American writer and nbsp;Theodore Dreiser. He began the manuscript in the summer of 1920, but a year later abandoned most of that text. It was based on the notorious and nbsp;murder of Grace Brown and nbsp;in 1906 and the trial of her lover. In 1923 Dreiser returned to the project, and with the help of his wife Helen and two editor-secretaries, Louise Campbell and Sally Kusell, he completed the massive novel in 1925. and nbsp;

The Inverted Forest

By John Dalton
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1416598189
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
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Late on a warm summer night in rural Missouri, an elderly camp director hears a squeal of joyous female laughter and goes to investigate. At the camp swimming pool he comes upon a bewildering scene: his counselors stripped naked and engaged in a provocative celebration. The first camp session is set to start in just two days. He fires them all. As a result, new counselors must be quickly hired and brought to the Kindermann Forest Summer Camp. One of them is Wyatt Huddy, a genetically disfigured young man who has been living in a Salvation Army facility. Gentle and diligent, large and imposing, Wyatt suffers a deep anxiety that his intelligence might be subnormal. All his life he’s been misjudged because of his irregular features. But while Wyatt is not worldly, he is also not an innocent. He has escaped a punishing home life with a reclusive and violent older sister. Along with the other new counselors, Wyatt arrives expecting to care for children. To their astonishment, they learn that for the first two weeks of the camping season they will be responsible for 104 severely developmentally disabled adults, all of them wards of the state. For Wyatt it is a dilemma that turns his world inside out. Physically, he is indistinguishable from the state hospital campers he cares for. Inwardly, he would like to believe he is not of their tribe. Fortunately for Wyatt, there is a young woman on staff who understands his predicament better than he might have hoped. At once the new counselors and disabled campers begin to reveal themselves. Most are well-intentioned; others unprepared. Some harbor dangerous inclinations. Among the campers is a perplexing array of ailments and appearances and behavior both tender and disturbing. To encounter them is to be reminded just how wide the possibilities are when one is describing human beings. Soon Wyatt is called upon to prevent a terrible tragedy. In doing so, he commits an act whose repercussions will alter his own life and the lives of the other Kindermann Forest staff members for years to come. Written with scrupulous fidelity to the strong passions running beneath the surface of camp life, The Inverted Forest is filled with yearning, desire, lust, banked hope, and unexpected devotion. This remarkable and audacious novel amply underscores Heaven Lake’s wide acclaim and confirms John Dalton’s rising prominence as a major American novelist.

Shoeless Joe

By W. P. Kinsella
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  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Book Code : 0795311710
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: shoeless-joe.pdf

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The novel that inspired Field of Dreams: “A lyrical, seductive, and altogether winning concoction.” —The New York Times Book Review One of Sports Illustrated’s 100 Greatest Sports Books “If you build it, he will come.” When Ray Kinsella hears these mysterious words spoken in the voice of an Iowa baseball announcer, he is inspired to carve a baseball diamond in his cornfield. It is a tribute to his hero, the legendary Shoeless Joe Jackson, whose reputation was forever tarnished by the scandalous 1919 World Series. What follows is a timeless story that is “not so much about baseball as it is about dreams, magic, life, and what is quintessentially American” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). “A triumph of hope.” —The Boston Globe “A moonlit novel about baseball, dreams, family, the land, and literature.” —Sports Illustrated

The Absurd Hero in American Fiction

By David D. Galloway
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 0292768788
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 884
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When The Absurd Hero in American Fiction was first released in 1966, Granville Hicks praised it in a lead article for the Saturday Review as a sensitive and definitive study of a new trend in postwar American literature. In the years that followed, David Galloway’s analysis of the writings of John Updike, William Styron, Saul Bellow, and J. D. Salinger became a standard critical work, an indispensable tool for readers concerned with contemporary American literature. The New York Times described the book as “a seminal study of the modern literary imagination. David Galloway, himself an established novelist, later extensively revised The Absurd Hero to include authoritative discussions of more than a dozen novels which had appeared since the first revised edition was released in 1970. Among them are John Updike’s Couples, Rabbit Redux, and The Coup; William Styron’s The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie’s Choice; and Saul Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet and Humboldt’s Gift. Through detailed analyses of these works, Galloway demonstrates the continuing relevance of his own provocative concept of the absurd hero and provides important insights into the literary achievements of four of America’s most influential postwar novelists.

Holden's conflicts in J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye"

By Dirk Lepping
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638209601
  • Total of Pages : 7
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Essay from the year 2000 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Münster (English Seminar Münster), course: American Teenage Culture of the 50s, language: English, abstract: There aren’t many heroes in contemporary literature who have aroused so much devotion, imitation or controversy as J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, which was banned in America after its first publication, has influenced teenagers and adolescents until today. The very first lines of Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye apparently indicate that something has happened to Holden that perhaps most readers would not want to know about: "If you really want to hear about it...". So, what is The Catcher in the Rye actually about? It is the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenager growing up in New York, who has been expelled from school. In an attempt to deal with this situation, he decides to take a trip to New York, but this trip becomes a complete horror trip, during which he frequently suffers from unexplained depression, feelings of isolation and thoughts of suicide. Finally, his trip ends in a nervous breakdown. Told as a monologue, the book describes Holden's thoughts and activities of this threeday odyssey. Therefore the reader is forced to see social problems from Holden's point of view. Holden is confused about much of the world around him and he is disillusioned with life. One of the most significant features of Holden Caulfield’s character and personality is his relationship to other people. The way he feels and thinks about others as well as the way he treats them, reflects his difficulties with the world he lives in. Undoubtedly, there is a close link between Holden’s attitude towards social conventions and requirements since the people Holden is involved with represent a part of society. On the other hand, relationships always imply feelings, which enables the reader to get an insight into Holden’s emotional frame of mind. [...]

九故事

By Jerome David Salinger
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  • Publisher : 飛翔時代
  • Book Code : 7532150186
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : United States
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Twentieth Century Fiction

By George Woodcock
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349170666
  • Total of Pages : 781
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Petites coupures

By Pascal Bonitzer,Emmanuel Salinger
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  • Publisher : Presses Électroniques de France - L'Avant-Scène Cinéma
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 148
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Bruno est pris entre sa compagne de vie, Gaëlle, sa jeune amante, Nathalie, une mystérieuse et complexe inconnue, Béatrice, dont il s'éprend au cours d'une nuit mouvementée, et l'épouse frustrée d'un sous-fifre politique, Mathilde, sur laquelle il se jette lorsqu'il se croit abandonné de la précédente...

Romantic Postmodernism in American Fiction

By Eberhard Alsen
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789051839777
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Social Science
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Intended for teachers and students of American Literature, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of romantic tendencies in postmodernist American fiction. The book challenges the opinion expressed in the Columbia History of the American Novel (1991) and propagated by many influential scholars that the mainstream of postmodernist fiction is represented by the disjunctive and nihilistic work of such writers as Kathy Acker, Donald Barthelme, and Robert Coover. Professor Alsen disagrees. He contends that this kind of fiction is not read and taught much outside an isolated but powerful circle in the academic community. It is the two-part thesis of Professor Alsen's book that the mainstream of postmodernist fiction consists of the widely read work of the Nobel Prize laureates Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison and other similar writers and that this mainstream fiction is essentially romantic. To support his argument, Professor Alsen analyzes representative novels by Saul Bellow, J.D. Salinger, Norman Mailer, Flannery O'Connor, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip Roth, Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, the later John Barth, Alice Walker, William Kennedy, and Paul Auster. Professor Alsen demonstrates that the traits which distinguish the fiction of the romantic postmodernists from the fiction of their disunctive and nihilist colleagues include a vision of life that is a form of philosophical idealism, an organic view of art, modes of storytelling that are reminiscent of the nineteenth-century romance, and such themes as the nature of sin or evil, the negative effects of technology on the soul, and the quest for transcendence.

Franny & Zooey

By J. D. Salinger
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  • Publisher : Todavia
  • Book Code : 6556920037
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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Um retrato lírico, ocasionalmente cômico e sempre cortante da vida em família e do fim da infância. Salinger continua a explorar os meandros da família Glass,que os leitores conheceram em Nove histórias. Em "Franny", a mais jovem dos Glass se encontra com o namorado, mas o que prometia ser um fim de semana aprazível acaba se tornando uma descida ao mal-estar espiritual que a domina. Em "Zooey", encontramos Franny em meio a um colapso nervoso, e cabe a seu irmão tentar ajudá-la.

Erguei bem alto a viga, carpinteiros & Seymour: Uma introdução

By J. D. Salinger
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  • Publisher : Todavia
  • Book Code : 6556920029
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
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Os leitores de J. D. Salinger estão familiarizados com os Glass. Figurando em algumas das histórias mais conhecidas do escritor, como "Um dia perfeito para peixes-banana" e Franny & Zooey, eles são uma família de prodígios juvenis agora às voltas com os dilemas e dissabores da vida adulta. Nessas duas histórias, narradas por Buddy Glass, finalmente vamos conhecer mais sobre a vida de Seymour, o grande mistério que paira sobre toda a família.

Nove histórias

By J. D. Salinger
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  • Publisher : Todavia
  • Book Code : 6556920002
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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Em um dos mais importantes livros do século XX, J. D. Salinger esmiúça a vida americana no pós-guerra com humor e delicadeza. Da cultuada "Um dia perfeito para peixes-banana", em que o leitor tem seu primeiro — e impactante — contato com a família Glass, à emocionante "Para Esmé — com amor e sordidez", as histórias aqui reunidas dão a justa medida do talento inesgotável de J. D. Salinger. Poucos escritores souberam capturar com tanta maestria uma época, seus temas e anseios. Neste que é um dos mais célebres e festejados livros da língua inglesa, Salinger deu a seus leitores nove obras-primas da narrativa curta. Ao longo das nove ficções, os Estados Unidos do pós-guerra aparecem com inédito frescor literário conforme acompanhamos os efeitos, às vezes sutis, do conflito na vida de indivíduos e famílias. Mais que isso, Nove histórias traz à tona alguns dos mais marcantes personagens da prosa do século XX, como o misterioso Seymour e a adorável Esmé, bem como pistas importantes para o quebra-cabeça da família Glass, que Salinger continuaria trabalhando em seus próximos livros.

The Ice Storm

By Rick Moody
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504027671
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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The national bestseller and basis for the Ang Lee film is a “powerful” novel of two troubled families during a blizzard in 1970s suburban Connecticut (Newsday). A potentially devastating blizzard approaches New Canaan, Connecticut, while internal forces of desire, frustration, and ennui threaten to tear apart two quintessentially affluent, suburban families. Elena Hood rightfully suspects her husband, Benjamin, is having an affair with neighbor Janey Williams, while Benjamin resents Elena and his mounting feelings of ineptitude. As the snow begins to fall, Benjamin and Elena, as well as Janey and her husband, attend a neighborhood “key party,” where they and other respectable suburbanites agree to go home with whomever’s keys they draw from a bowl. Meanwhile, the Hoods’ and Williams’s teenage children are caught up in their own experimentations with sex and drugs as they test the boundaries of their structured upbringing. With author Rick Moody’s sharp eye for the nuances of suburban life and allusions to 1970s America from Watergate to the Fantastic Four, the novel’s landscape is vivid and immersive. This timeless, unforgettable novel is a compassionate portrayal of flawed characters and reflects Rick Moody’s sharp eye for the contradictions of suburban life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rick Moody including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

沙林傑

By 肯尼斯・斯拉文斯基
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  • Publisher : 蓋亞文化
  • Book Code : 9863195952
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Fiction
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★電影《叛逆的麥田捕手》取材原著 ★最權威的沙林傑資訊庫創建者 ★肯尼斯‧斯拉文斯基,解鎖大師傳奇人生 他的悲劇,是他嘗試走入世界時,卻發現空無一人。 ——威廉‧福克納 美國史上最神祕的文學家 沙林傑 對抗世界的厭世者 想奮力抓住所有懸崖邊孩子的英雄 讓編輯抓狂的機車作家…… 一九五一年,《麥田捕手》的出版點燃了當時青少年厭倦虛偽成人世界的火苗。這本反社會者的文學經典,不但直接啓發了凱魯亞克、金斯堡等「垮掉的一代」作家,隨著時間的推移,更由爭議禁書成為全美學校指定讀物,也是現今審視二十世紀英文小說時不可忽略的世紀之書。威廉‧福克納說本書是他心中的共鳴之作;海明威直言沙林傑是他最欣賞的當代作家;深受影響的村上春樹親自翻譯日文版;奧斯卡金獎影帝菲力普‧西蒙霍夫曼則視之為引領他走過人生迷惘的精神指標。 在成為叛逆者的代言人之前,沙林傑是嚮往軍伍與文學的熱血少年,在二戰慘烈的前線炮火中,他口袋裡還塞著熱騰騰的手稿。即使日後被戰爭後遺症的陰影纏上,也始終沒有放棄創作。《麥田捕手》讓他的聲名席捲文壇,然而他卻對此憎惡至極。終其一生,他都在試圖擺脫這本書帶給他的一切。作為知名作家,他拒絕在書上刊登照片與生平,反對編輯寄送宣傳公關書,還計畫在出版前,先逃離美國「避難」。他的隱居避世與成名後的種種古怪行為,使他變成美國史上最神祕的作家,也有關他的研究蒙上了一層薄紗。 本書作者肯尼斯‧斯拉文斯基是舉世公認最有權威的沙林傑資訊庫——DeadCaulfields.com的創建者。他耗時八年,搜集大量信件、訪談與公開資料,在他的抽絲剝繭下,這位一代文豪成名前後的生命體驗、罕為人知的亡佚創作,還有憤世嫉俗外表下純真柔軟的心靈,才終於能在讀者眼前細細展開…… 〈推薦〉 王聰威|聯合文學雜誌總編輯 胡淑雯|作家 陳榮彬|台大翻譯碩士學程助理教授 葉佳怡|譯者/作家——盛讚推薦(依姓氏筆畫排序) 「沒有任何作家能做得比斯拉文斯基更好,他勾勒出沙林傑壯闊的一生。」 ——《華爾街日報》 「令人讚嘆……充滿洞見……一本了不起的文學傳記。」 ——《今日美國》 「嚴謹、理解、敏銳……斯拉文斯基梳理了沙林傑的創作和思想變化,成就出令人回味再三的作品。」 ——《紐約時報》 「斯拉文斯基或許就是沙林傑一直想要的那種讀者。」 ——《華盛頓郵報》 「這也許是我們能破解這個男人的神話,看見真實的他的最佳機會。」 ——《華盛頓新聞報》 「本書之後,難有人再揭露更多沙林傑相關事蹟。」 ——《波士頓環球報》