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The Resource My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff

My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff

Label
My Salinger year
Title
My Salinger year
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Rakoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger's voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency's decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger's devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger's, on her own dangerous and liberating terms" --
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith Rakoff, Joanna
Dewey number
  • 818/.603
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M592455
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith Rakoff, Joanna
  • Authors, American
  • Literature publishing
Label
My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854285692
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9780307947987
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013026931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
My Salinger year, Joanna Rakoff
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn854285692
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
249 p.
Isbn
9780307947987
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2013026931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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