J.D. Salinger

A Life
Product Number: EB00164773
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679604792
Publisher: Random House
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The inspiration for the major motion picture Rebel in the Rye One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records. Kenneth Slawenski explores Salinger's privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting mother. Here too are accounts of Salinger's first broken heart-after Eugene O'Neill's daughter, Oona, left him-and the devastating World War II service that haunted him forever. J. D. Salinger features this author's dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Elia Kazan, his 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. J. D. Salinger is this unique author's unforgettable story in full-one that no lover of literature can afford to miss. Praise for J. D. Salinger: A Life "Startling...?nsightful...?a] terrific literary biography."-USA Today "It is unlikely that any author will do a better job than Mr. Slawenski capturing the glory of Salinger's life."-The Wall Street Journal "Slawenski fills in a great deal and connects the dots assiduously; it's unlikely that any future writer will uncover much more about Salinger than he has done."-Boston Sunday Globe "Offers perhaps the best chance we have to get behind the myth and find the man."-Newsday "[Slawenski has] greatly fleshed out and pinned down an elusive story with precision and grace."-Chicago Sun-Times "Earnest, sympathetic and perceptive...?Slawenski] does an evocative job of tracing the evolution of Salinger's work and thinking."-The New York Times

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Author(s): Kenneth Slawenski
Original Publish Date: Jan 25, 2011

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Author(s): Kenneth Slawenski
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Product Number DD0272
Released: Mar 20, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452601526
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Author(s): Kenneth Slawenski
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Product Number Z100088379
Released: Feb 02, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452621524

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