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With Love and Squalor: 14 Writers Respond to the Work of J.D. Salinger

 
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Reading The Catcher in the Rye has become a rite of passage for young Americans, landing the book on bestseller lists (and banned book lists) each year, even though it was published a half century ago. What is it about J. D. Salinger and his body of work that has left such a lasting mark on American fiction? And who better to answer that question than the current generation of writers?

Here are fourteen of the most vital voices in the contemporary American fiction scene pulling no punches in response to a writer who continues to beguile, charm, fascinate, and frustrate generations of readers. Contributors Walter Kirn, Ren? Steinke, Charles DAmbrosio, Emma Forrest, Aleksander Hemon, Lucinda Rosenfeld, Amy Sohn, John McNally, Karen E. Bender, Thomas Beller, Benjamin Anastas, Aimee Bender, Joel Stein, and Jane Mendelsohn turn themselves inside out as they discuss their personal reactions to reading Salinger classics-not only The Catcher in the Rye but also Franny and Zooey, Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters, and the short stories-and explore, with begrudging gratitude, how Salinger helped to form the deepest reaches of their literary imaginations.

About the Author

KIP KOTZEN is a literary agent who divides his time between Los Angeles and New York. THOMAS BELLER is the author of two works of fiction (Seduction Theory, stories; The Sleep-Over Artist, a novel) and a founding editor of Open City magazine and mrbellersneighborhood.com. His work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The New Yorker, and he is a contributing editor to The Cambodia Daily.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767907996
Subtitle:
13 Writers Respond to the Work of J.D. Salinger
Editor:
Kotzen, Kip
Author:
Beller, Thomas
Author:
Kotzen, Kip
Editor:
Beller, Thomas
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Salinger, J. D
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Essays
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20011016
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .5 in .5 lb

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