J. D. Salinger: A Life

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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), -- 1919-2010
table_of_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.
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title J. D. Salinger : A Life
title_display J. D. Salinger : a life
title_full J. D. Salinger : a life / Kenneth Slawenski, J. D. Salinger A Life
title_short J. D. Salinger :
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topic Authors, American 20th century Biography, Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010
topic_facet Authors, American, Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction, Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David)