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If You Really Want to Hear About It: Writers on J.D. Salinger and His Work Paperback – June 13, 2006
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McCarthy's essay addresses the narcissistic quality of Salinger's Glass fiction, arguing that the Glass kids are all reflections of Salinger. I think her argument is compelling; as you read the Glass stories and compare their characters' concerns and crises to what is known about Salinger (his desire for privacy; his opinions of intellectual pursuits; his ambivalence toward fame and fortune; his devotion to the Buddhist tenet of eradicating Ego: all of which can be found in the biographies about him), you get the very strong impression that his Glass fiction is a mirror that reflects his own personal concerns and crises. The article by Kakutani is a review she wrote in 1997 in light of the rumored publication in book form of "Hapworth 16, 1924," Salinger's last published work of fiction that appeared in The New Yorker in 1965.Read more ›
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I guess I really wanted to hear about it, because I ordered this book on top of the ones by Margaret Salinger and Joyce Maynard. Read morePublished on February 27, 2009 by Kevin Lawrence Mahoney
Die-hard Salinger fans would pick this book up. I, regrettably, find the book exceedingly repetitive. Read morePublished on May 30, 2008 by Binh H. Nguyen
As a fan of Salinger, I wondered if this would be awesome or just disappoint. And I have to say it's such a great sampling of writers and insights, I couldn't put it down.Published on February 16, 2008 by April