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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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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316769563
Author:
Salinger, J. D.
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Publication Date:
19530131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
7.46x5.34x1.02 in. .79 lbs.

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Product details 302 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316769563 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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