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ISBN13: 9780316769020
ISBN10: 0316769029
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I named my yellow Lab "Zooey" and believe me, I don't make those kinds of decisions hastily. It was either Zooey or Pooh, and, well, I wondered what kind of looks I might get from strangers, shouting "Pooh!" at my dog in the park. Would people know that Pooh was his name, not a command? So I settled on Zooey. About the book, though: When I take trains, I like to imagine Lane on the platform beside me, waiting for Franny. It's one of my all-time favorite opening scenes.
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The author writes: FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY. Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I'm doing about a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York, the Glasses. It is a long-term project, patently an ambiguous one, and there is a real-enough danger, I suppose that sooner or later I'll bog down, perhaps disappear entirely, in my own methods, locutions, and mannerisms. On the whole, though, I'm very hopeful. I love working on these Glass stories, I've been waiting for them most of my life, and I think I have fairly decent, monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all-available skill.

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Meet Franny and her younger brother, Zooey, in two Salinger stories now available in a trade paper edition.

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nle, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by nle)
Salinger is a genius. Every book I've read afterwards pales in comparison. There's a simple, basic storyline, but that's not what the book is about. It's about characters and brilliant writing. Read it knowing that every book thereafter will be held to a higher standard.
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Gregorio Roth, February 10, 2010 (view all comments by Gregorio Roth)
J.D. Salinger's book Franny and Zooey is a classic one, written in 1955. It looks at the authority of "standard practices" on the youth in a family. Salinger described the story as "a prose home movie." The Glass family, the primary actors in the "prose home movie" do not want us to comfortably state, "Look at their Problems; I'm glad that my family is A Ok! My child is so mature compared to these kids." They want us to notice these two kids as our two kids.

Salinger's stories are a call to arms against as Wes Anderson claimed "the bitter, the selfish, the neurasthenic, and the unhappy" adults who attempt to mature the youth too quickly. The vulnerable youth are slain, like a deer in front of a Mac Truck (A swampy attempt at a cliché!). The young artists puts away their 100 Colors of Crayolas in the name of a boring adulthood.

The book is a good read; I definitely give it a Classic Cluck.

Movies book remind me of:
Royal Tennebaums
Garden State
Rushmore
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316769020
Author:
Salinger, J. D.
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Author:
Salinger, J. D.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Siblings; Brothers and sisters
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Series Volume:
106-1023
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.5 in 0.39 lb

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Product details 208 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316769020 Reviews:
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I named my yellow Lab "Zooey" and believe me, I don't make those kinds of decisions hastily. It was either Zooey or Pooh, and, well, I wondered what kind of looks I might get from strangers, shouting "Pooh!" at my dog in the park. Would people know that Pooh was his name, not a command? So I settled on Zooey. About the book, though: When I take trains, I like to imagine Lane on the platform beside me, waiting for Franny. It's one of my all-time favorite opening scenes.

"Synopsis" by , Meet Franny and her younger brother, Zooey, in two Salinger stories now available in a trade paper edition.
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