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Reading J. D. Salinger's Short Fiction (Hardcover) (Sarah Graham)

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This is the first new analysis of J. D. Salinger's short fiction to be published in twenty years and the most in-depth study yet produced. It gives full consideration to all the work published in magazines from 1940 onwards, which were never anthologized; the short stories collected in Nine Stories/For Esmé-With Love and Squalor; Franny and Zooey; Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour-An Introduction, and his final publication, 'Hapworth 16, 1924'.J. D. Salinger's Short Fiction questions the conventional view that Salinger was part of the literary counter-culture, proposing instead that he responds to post-war American society with an idealization of the past, especially in terms of childhood, family and the home. Sarah Graham, a recognized Salinger scholar, deals comprehensively with the author's central preoccupations and narrative strategies: his 'wise children' who embody a threatened innocence; war, loss and nostalgia; family relationships; the long-short story form, dialogue, and humour.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Sarah Graham
Language: English
Street Date: August 10, 2017
TCIN: 51570190
UPC: 9781441189622
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-7044
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