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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
Title variation
Escape artist
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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 knew Salinger. 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"--Provided by publisher
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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 knew Salinger. 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
Biography type
individual biography
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10313288
Cataloging source
DLC
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Beller, Thomas
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.A426
LC item number
Z565 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
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  • Salinger, J. D.
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Target audience
adult
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the escape artist
Label
J.D. Salinger : the escape artist, Thomas Beller
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Publication
Note
"This edition published by special arrangement with Amazon Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013045583
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780544261990
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013045583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
J.D. Salinger : the escape artist, Thomas Beller
Publication
Note
"This edition published by special arrangement with Amazon Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013045583
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780544261990
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013045583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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