J. D. Salinger

Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (January 1 1919–January 27 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980.

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Catcher in the Rye Signet Cover by J. D. Salinger
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1961. 191 pages. Gold pictorial card cover. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Card is lightly rub worn and thumbed with some light shelf wear to edges and corners, creases to corners.  read more
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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour - An Introduction by J. D. Salinger
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1964. 156 pages. Good condition vintage Penguin paperback. Great reading copy. Pages may be tanned or foxed and covers could be scuffed or shelf worn. Fast dispatch, international shipping.  read more
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For Esme-With Love and Squalor, and Other Stories by J. D. Salinger
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For Esme Love and Squalor by J. D. Salinger
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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
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Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
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Raise High the Room Beam, Carpenters by J. D. Salinger
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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.  read more
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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
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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 fully 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.  read more
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