Salinger, J. D. - Prose & Criticism
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
Paperback      ISBN: 0316450863
Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme--With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices--but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.
Nine Stories
Nine Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0316769509
"DeDaumier-Smith's Blue Period," "Teddy," and "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" are among the nine works in a collection of Salinger's perceptive and realistic short stories
Salinger
Salinger
Paperback      ISBN: 1476744858
A companion to an international release of a major documentary film draws on extensive research and exclusive interviews in an oral biography that shares 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. Movie tie-in.
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour
An Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0316766941
Buddy Glass introduces his older brother and describes the events of Seymour's wedding day.
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour
An Introduction
Paperback      ISBN: 0316450758
The author writes: The two long pieces in this book originally came out in The New Yorker: RAISE HIGH THE ROOF BEAM, CARPENTERS in 1955, SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION in 1959. Whatever their differences in mood or effect, they are both very much concerned with Seymour Glass, who is the main character in my still-uncompleted series about the Glass family. It struck me that they had better be collected together, if not deliberately paired off, in something of a hurry, if I mean them to avoid unduly or undesirably close contact with new material in the series. There is only my word for it, granted, but I have several new Glass stories coming along--waxing, dilating--each in its own way, but I suspect the less said about them, in mixed company, the better. Oddly, the joys and satisfactions of working on the Glass family peculiarly increase and deepen for me with the years. I can't say why, though. Not, at least, outside the casino proper of my fiction.
J. D. Salinger: A Life
J. D. Salinger
A Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400069513
Examines the life of the reclusive author of "Catcher in the Rye," including his encounters with celebrities, his love life, his devotion to Eastern religion, and his conflicted relationship with his success.
Salinger
Salinger
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1442365714
An oral biography of reclusive author J. D. Salinger.
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
Paperback      ISBN: 141146947x
A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.
Franny and Zooey
Franny and Zooey
Paperback      ISBN: 0316769029
Two children of the Glass family appear in separate stories set in twentieth-century New York.
Franny and Zooey
Franny and Zooey
Paperback      ISBN: 0316450723
The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York, the Glasses. It is a long-term project, patently an ambiguous one, and there is a real-enough danger, I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down, perhaps disappear entirely, in my own methods, locutions, and mannerisms. On the whole, though, I'm very hopeful. I love working on these Glass stories, I've been waiting for them most of my life, and I think I have fairly decent, monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all-available skill.