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ISBN13: 9780316767729
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"Rereading Nine Stories recently, I realized I'd nearly forgotten entire stories...and that my longtime favorite...was jostled out of top spot by another, much shorter gem, "Down at the Dinghy." But that's what's wonderful about this book, or any good book, for that matter — as you grow older, your tastes and sympathies change, and Salinger, in these stories, has collected a rich palette of characters to identify with, for better or worse, at any age." Jill Owens, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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A collection of brilliant, sad, and influential stories that includes favorites like "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," "Teddy," and "For Esmé, with Love and Squalor," as well as the underrated gem, "Just Before the War With the Eskimos." Almost invariably, Salinger's tormented characters are trying to search for some sort of peace within a hell that is often of their own devising.

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"J.D. Salinger's writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful. Here are nine of his stories, and one further reason that they are so interesting, and so powerful seen all together, is that they are paradoxes. From the outside, they are often very funny; inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure." Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review, 4/5/1953

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Since the publication of The Catcher in the Rye in 1951, the works of J.D. Salinger have been acclaimed for their humor, intensity, and their lack of phoniness. A collection of short fiction, Nine Stories contains works with those qualities that make Salinger such a well-loved author.

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The Stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme — With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, and Teddy.

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theflowers, November 29, 2007 (view all comments by theflowers)
Excuse me please - but in a world where Salinger is blatantly and acrimoniously attacked for describing beautiful characters caught in the all-too-real bubble of their lives is a world too filled with scholars searching for knowledge as treasure and not as an incredible pursuit for growth and understanding. Salinger, with an incredible human-ness uniquely his own, creates scenes of despair about the state of the world at hand and pieces of beauty so poignant and moving to create a picture of the human situation, one to appeal to any one who enjoys and is flooded by the incredible beauty and emotion ever present in life.
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The stories had no depth and a few of them ended abruptly and made no sense.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316767729
Author:
Salinger, J. D.
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Author:
Salinger, J. D.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Series Volume:
106-777
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.85 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316767729 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Rereading Nine Stories recently, I realized I'd nearly forgotten entire stories...and that my longtime favorite...was jostled out of top spot by another, much shorter gem, "Down at the Dinghy." But that's what's wonderful about this book, or any good book, for that matter — as you grow older, your tastes and sympathies change, and Salinger, in these stories, has collected a rich palette of characters to identify with, for better or worse, at any age." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "J.D. Salinger's writing is original, first rate, serious and beautiful. Here are nine of his stories, and one further reason that they are so interesting, and so powerful seen all together, is that they are paradoxes. From the outside, they are often very funny; inside, they are about heartbreak, and convey it; they can do this because they are pure."
"Synopsis" by , Since the publication of The Catcher in the Rye in 1951, the works of J.D. Salinger have been acclaimed for their humor, intensity, and their lack of phoniness. A collection of short fiction, Nine Stories contains works with those qualities that make Salinger such a well-loved author.
"Synopsis" by , The Stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme — With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, and Teddy.
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