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The Resource J.D. Salinger : the escape artist, Thomas Beller

J.D. Salinger : the escape artist, Thomas Beller

Label
J.D. Salinger : the escape artist
Title
J.D. Salinger
Title remainder
the escape artist
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Beller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Three years after his death at ninety-one, J.D. Salinger remains our most mythic writer. The Catcher in the Rye (1951) became an American classic, and he was for a long time the writer for The New Yorker. Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters introduced, by way of the Glass family, a new type in contemporary literature: the introspective, voluble cast of characters whose stage is the Upper East Side of New York. But fame proved a burden, and in 1963 Salinger fled to New Hampshire, spending the next half century in isolation. Beller has followed his subject's trail, from his Park Avenue childhood to his final refuge, barnstorming across New England to visit various Salinger shrines, interviewing just about everyone alive who ever knewSalinger. The result is a quest biography in the tradition of Geoff Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage, a book as much about the biographer as about the subject--two vivid, entertaining stories in one"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beller, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salinger, J. D.
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
J.D. Salinger : the escape artist, Thomas Beller
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BK0013668464
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780544261990
Lccn
2013045583
Label
J.D. Salinger : the escape artist, Thomas Beller
Publication
Control code
BK0013668464
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780544261990
Lccn
2013045583

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