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  • Hardcover
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  • J D Salinger A Life Raised High
  • Kenneth Slawenski
  • English
  • 03 April 2017
  • 9781400069514

10 thoughts on “J D Salinger A Life Raised High

  1. says:

    I didn't have the heart to give it one star; but had I the gumption I would have For a moment I'll set aside the irony that a Salingerphile who goes to great lengths to assert the author's privacy obsession wrote a biography about him and focus on why Random House gave a book deal to a guy who simply operates a website about Sali

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    J D SALINGER by Kenneth Slawenski I grew very impatient with this biography of the famously reclusive Salinger First it is nearly a hagiography being way too worshipful of its subject Was Salinger really “a prophet?” Too often Slawenski is guilty of embarrassing hyperbole For instance in recounting Salinger’s re desi

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    If you really want to hear about it the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I bought the book and how long I

  4. says:

    The material on Salinger's war experiences is the most interesting but I don't recommend this biography I think

  5. says:

    Admirable scholarship This may turn out to be THE definitive volume on the life and works of JD Salinger The level of detail is only suitable for serious fans Casual readers will not stick it Had I tried to read it in print I doubt I would have finished it From one hermit to another JD I forgive you for going into seclusion and refusing to produce work for publication I understand now what you went through and I would have done

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    Where to begin I am never at a loss for words but in this second I am Hm Because I have been captivated by Jerome

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    It would be a better biography if the writer did not focus on the struggles between Salinger and publishers and publishing companies too much His analyses on the works of Salinger also take place and time in this book than the life of Salinger Considering the personality of Salinger it is surely understandable Aside from that Slawenski has

  8. says:

    A deferential fan's biography this answers any curiosity one might have about the reclusive writer's influences and motives for rejecting a public life Salinger had no brother no suicides in his family or intimate circle but he did see a rough patch in WW2 including the liberation of Dachau He was badly treated by critics and was rightly annoyed with some of his agents editors and publishers in the 60s just as he achieve

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    Was he a saint or a brilliant marketer? That’s the uestion I am left with upon reading this intriguing life of the most reclusive celebrity author of recent timesSalinger’s output was sparse a collection of nin

  10. says:

    A well rounded respectful account of the famous short story writer yet mainly known for his only published novel this biography gives a clear eyed view of Salinger through his school years the war the progression of his career his eventual distancing from the public and the world of publishing and his many battles concerning his ri

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J D Salinger A Life Raised High

One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history author of the classic Catcher in the Rye J D Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life Now comes a new biography that Peter Ackroyd in The Times of London calls “energetic and magnificently researched” a book from which “a true picture of Salinger emerges” Filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews letters and public records J D Salinger presents an extraordinary life that spanned nearly the entire twentieth centuryKenneth Slawenski explores Salinger’s privileged youth. If you really want to hear about it the first thing you ll probably want to know is where I bought the book and how long I took to read it and all that David Copperfield kind of crap but I don t feel like going into it if you want to know the truth In the first place that stuff bores me and in the second place the author would have about two hemorrhages if I told anything pretty personal about himI had no idea that old Jerome was there at D Day AND the Battle of the Bulge I suppose that explains a lot to those of you who think those things are importantThis was my first e book If you must know the experience wasn t as crappy as I thought it would be JD is my favorite author of all time Just read the first of Nine Stories Or don t

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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 “a living hell” of which he never spoke and which haunted him foreverJ D Salinger features all the dazzle of this author’s early writing successes his dramatic encou. Admirable scholarship This may turn out to be THE definitive volume on the life and works of JD Salinger The level of detail is only suitable for serious fans Casual readers will not stick it Had I tried to read it in print I doubt I would have finished it From one hermit to another JD I forgive you for going into seclusion and refusing to produce work for publication I understand now what you went through and I would have done the same

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Nters 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 HampshireWhether it’s 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 J D Salinger is this uniue author’s unforgettable story in full one that no lover of literature can afford to mi. It would be a better biography if the writer did not focus on the struggles between Salinger and publishers and publishing companies too much His analyses on the works of Salinger also take place and time in this book than the life of Salinger Considering the personality of Salinger it is surely understandable Aside from that Slawenski has great respect for the author and does not offer us cheap tricks about Salinger s life I am glad to have found out about his early life years in the army his career as a writer his heartbreaks and disappointments How Salinger reflects his sense of mysticism and affection for the loved ones on his works will always amaze me