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The Resource J.D. Salinger : a life, Kenneth Slawenski

J.D. Salinger : a life, Kenneth Slawenski

Label
J.D. Salinger : a life
Title
J.D. Salinger
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Slawenski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, J.D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now comes a new biography. Filled with new information and revelations, garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records, this work presents his extraordinary life that spanned nearly the entire twentieth century. The author explores Salinger's privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting mother and his entrance into a social world where Gloria Vanderbilt dismissively referred to him as a Jewish boy from New York. Here too are accounts of Salinger's first broken heart (Eugene O'Neill's daughter, Oona, left him for the much older Charlie Chaplin) and the devastating World War II service of which he never spoke and which haunted him forever. This work features all the dazzle of his early writing successes, his dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Laurence Olivier to Elia Kazan, his surprising office intrigues with famous New Yorker editors and writers, and the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire. Whether it is revealing the facts of his hasty, short lived first marriage or his lifelong commitment to Eastern religion, which would dictate his attitudes toward sex, nutrition, solitude, and creativity, this biography is Salinger's unforgettable story in full
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slawenski, Kenneth
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.A426
LC item number
Z883 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salinger, J. D.
  • Authors, American
Label
J.D. Salinger : a life, Kenneth Slawenski
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom as 'J.D. Salinger: a life raised high', by Pomona Books, West Yorkshire, England, in 2010"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-434) and index
Contents
Sonny -- Ambition -- Indecision -- Displacement -- Hell -- Purgatory -- Recognition -- Reaffirmation -- Holden -- Crossroads -- Positioning -- Franny -- Two families -- Zooey -- Seymour -- Dark summit -- Detachment -- Farewell -- The poetry of silence -- Coming through the rye
Control code
ocn553365097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 450 p.
Isbn
9781400069514
Lccn
2010008926
Other physical details
ill.
Label
J.D. Salinger : a life, Kenneth Slawenski
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom as 'J.D. Salinger: a life raised high', by Pomona Books, West Yorkshire, England, in 2010"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [417]-434) and index
Contents
Sonny -- Ambition -- Indecision -- Displacement -- Hell -- Purgatory -- Recognition -- Reaffirmation -- Holden -- Crossroads -- Positioning -- Franny -- Two families -- Zooey -- Seymour -- Dark summit -- Detachment -- Farewell -- The poetry of silence -- Coming through the rye
Control code
ocn553365097
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 450 p.
Isbn
9781400069514
Lccn
2010008926
Other physical details
ill.

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