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ISBN13: 9780316769501
ISBN10: 0316769509
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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

Synopsis:

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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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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A collection of nine classic Salinger short stories.

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crystalbee, August 2, 2012 (view all comments by crystalbee)
thought provoking and disturbing tales you can connect with.
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bloodypickle, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by bloodypickle)
While reading Salinger's "9 Stories" I kept thinking to myself 'this is a book I should have read 20 years ago.' There is a kind of devastation and tenderness to these stories that is rare. Also fascinating is Salinger's depiction of New York. Love this book.
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saturnineinch, December 20, 2007 (view all comments by saturnineinch)
Beautiful melancholic portraits of humans in society. Themes of love, death, loss of innocence, despair, and redemption. If you liked Catcher in the Rye, you will love these stories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316769501
Author:
Salinger, J. D.
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Location:
Boston, Mass. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
2604
Publication Date:
May 1, 1991
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.88x4.48x.56 in. .22 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Warner Books - English 9780316769501 Reviews:
"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 , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of nine classic Salinger short stories.
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