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J.D. Salinger ´ 8 SummaryThe Mother Zone later did so well But they are practice Don t know why I said I would write a review of this considering I already have not one but TWO pre reviews belowI have probably already surpassed the word count of the entire book at this point in the review aloneAnyway This is not Salinger s best in my opinion not enough Glass family by a mile but Salinger s mediocre is still miles ahead of most people s bestThat s enough of a reviewBottomine If you need a book you can read in 15 minutes you can t find much better than this one nobody does it ike salingerdo NOT mention the fact that i m now done with his published works DON Treview to come 35 stars hard to say which drove me to this book that it s Salinger or that it s the teeniest tiniest book i ve ever seenconsidering my incoming reading slump probably option 2 I feel a ittle guilty reading this because these stories were never meant to
Be Republished After Their Originalrepublished after their original in magazines in the 1940s And worse with illustrations Salinger would have HATED this So with that in mind its hard to give this collection of stories a real rating As a Salinger fan I give it 5 stars for overall reading experience the chance to read some of his earlier works is very exciting They re not nearly as good as some of his The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish later stories Franny Bananafish Uncle Wiggle in Connecticut etc but you can still hear the distinct Salinger voice in them Theast story Once a Week Won t Kill You was the best of the threeThe publication itself is pretty poorly put together and I would give it only one star The illustrations were horrendous but apparently the rights to these stories was murky and they could only be published with the addition of annotationseducational information or illustrations I would have preferred the former Seriously illustrations I give this a 45 rating rounded up to 5 I received an audio copy from the narrator Mike Dennis in exchange for an honest reviewThis short work comprises three early short stories by JD Salinger All three stories are deceptively simple a conversation between two young people at a party a visit by A BROTHER TO HIS SISTER A brother to his sister a man about to go to WWII saying goodbye to his wife and aunt yet they contain much A ot of the magic in these stories is what is just hinted at what isn t saidThis is especially true in the third story Once a Week Won t Kill You in which a young man is about to go to war There is a moment there when he says goodbye to his aunt that is so poignant that it tugs at your heart a bit and you marvel at Salinger s sensitivity and skillThese stories are mostly dialogue and the way people speak is so real that you get instantly immersed in the tales The anguage is a bit dated people are swell and grand and the social norms are old fashioned but that is part of the charmMike Dennis does a great job narrating these stories His male voices are spot on and add a The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War lot to the characterization He needs to improve his female voices a bit but it was easy to tell the characters apart and everything ran smoothlyIn sum three gems for fans of Salinger I enjoyed them immensely Back to my main man Reading Salinger isike coming home The Sicilian Lives last story broke my heart for rea. 1940 the story is notable for the backstory that is omitted a techniue that Hemingway used to great effect Four yearsater toward the end of Salinger’s war experience saw the publication of “Once A Week Won’t Kill You” again in Story magazine Ostensibly about a newly minted soldier trying to tell an aging aunt he is going off to war some may see the story as a metaphor for preparing one’s family for the possibility of wartime death Devault Graves Digital Editions a publisher that specializes in reprinting the finest in American period iterature is proud to bring you this anthology by one of America’s most innovative and inspiring authors. .
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Never Wander Into The Realmwander into the realm philosophizing or making sharp bold statements about humanity yet manage to be uite engaging and thought provoking nonetheless yet display Salinger s acute observations of manner and speech that feel authentic and reveal a ifetime of insight into a character without ever having to enter into a discussion on it "The First Story My Personal Favorite Of The Three Details "first story my personal favorite of the three details college party that brings to Alice Oliver life all the sexual angst awkwardness and peer interaction of such a scene that makes it feel so authentic in the readers mind and interchangeable with any college era party they had attended The interactions between a young girl on the prowl and a boy clearly attempting to evade her and watch the blonde object of everyone s affection be flirted with by the all american boys he can never hope to be form a fabulous short fiction full of half hinted backstory and skillfully observed human mannerisms Salinger shows his mastery over dialogue filling it with slang and italicizing key words thatet the speech pattern fill the mind s ear The Protestant Temperament like music It had been three years and she had never stopped talking to him in italics is a humorousine that connects the written word and the shrill tone of the characterUnfortunately these are not the Salinger stories we had all hoped for If rumor is true then those should still be forthcoming but until then or as a complimentary read to them Three Early Stories is a worthwhile and insightful ook into the development of JD Salinger as a writer There are no Gass or Caulfield members here but Salinger gives iterary wings to human interaction that feels so authentic that it is no wonder he uickly blossomed into the famous author that he became Plus this collection features many wonderful illustrations mostly of people smoking cigarettes though the illustrator didn t pay close attention as one illustration features two people smoking side by side with a taller male when the text on the previous page makes special emphasis that the girl was taller than the boy And until there is of the inevitable Salinger releases we still are blessed with the exuisite parodies done by Gordon Lish that had Salinger experts pondering for for a brief time These stories are simple and short cigarettes are smoked in the stories than you could smoke while reading them and while they are The Radiant Child lacking in the depths one would expect they are still uite the satisfying snack355 A informative account of theegal voyage to bring this collection to print can be found in this article by Publisher s Weekly A few years back another Three Stories collection was eaked online containing the well worth the read story The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls click the ink you know you want to at east skim it that was gifted To Princeton University Under The Princeton University under the promise that they would not publish the story until 2060 Unfortunately female characters tend to get a bad reputation in the stories here Two of the three feature weak male protagonists wrestling with the sneaky agenda of sultry or attempting to be sultry females while the third features a male ordering around his wife for the good of the extended family JD Salinger never disappoints even with his tiny ittle short stories the man was a brilliant writerThere isn t much to say except maybe that his stories. Zine an esteemed and influential small circulation journal devoted exclusively to the art of the short story and still active and respected today was the first publication to publish the name JD Salinger and the story “The Young Folks” in 1940 an impressive view of New York’s cocktail society and two young people talking past one another their conversation almost completely meaningless and empty His next short story was published in a college journal The University of Kansas City Review “Go See Eddie” is a tale of uiet menace as an unsavory male character gradually turns up the pressure on a young ady to see a man named Eddie Also published in. Apparently a ot of people haven t gotten the word that
The First Official And Legitfirst official and egit Salinger book in 50 years has been released But here it is Salinger s first two published short stories from 1940 and another story from 1944 In my *opinion Salinger showed his great talent from the first His clever use of dialogue infused with slang and * Salinger showed his great talent from the first His clever use of dialogue infused with slang and endings ambiguous with ittle backstory these are hallmarks of the singular Salinger style The book is small in size but is a classy product with nice graphic design etc and 10 illustrations that add to the stories I think this is a must have addition to the Salinger canon 399 star average I came on here hoping that this bootleg Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, looking book I got was fake had nothing to do with Salinger Shit is trashYoung Folks 1510Go See Eddie 2510Once A Week Won t Kill You 2510Iove Salinger to absolute pieces but good riddancePS I don t know if there s any other version besides the one I have but shit is trash They Talking to Dragons leave everyeft page blank with the occasional drawing which are useless inaccurate Three Times the Love literally the page before one of them it says Edna female is taller than Billy or whatever his fucking name was male then the picture decides to fill the white space with a picture of a male a good half a head taller than the chick Yeesh on top of that have the nerve to count them in the page numberingThe back of the book says 1495 Thank God I found this in aibrary because I have a tendency of buying Salinger without knowing thing one about it I will buy his The Drowning Man later works when they re released because there s close to no chance it will be worthless some stuff better than other stuff sure but none of it worthless ThisEarly Salinger indeed PSsonger than the review ftwPPS I single handedly brought the average score down by 001 points I The Bride of Willow Creek like that But I mooking at Nine Stories it s GREAT INVESTMENT, THE like 419She just got up and went back to her dressing table to resume brushing her hair her thick red hairYou show me one singleine in Nine Stories as fucked up as that I thought Hemingway was the drunk I thought LSD was hardly even freakin invented when these stories were written Salinger has no excuse Not one fucking reason "for doing what he did Getting to know this author really well now and uite enjoying his "doing what he did Getting to know this author really well now and uite enjoying his stories I ove the way he writes dialogue young hands holding ighted cigarettes and wet highball glasses JD Salinger is a household name in The Lively Art of Writing literature People who don t even read books have read andoved at east his most known work and he has earned the reputation as a Essential Voice in American Literature Three Early Stories released surprisingly under the radar in mid 2014 is a egal anomaly that skirted the tightly clenched first of the Salinger estate to bring to print or accurately re print three stories Salinger published in magazines that had not been officially icensed to him This is the first official release of a Salinger story in nearly 50 years and gives the reader a glimpse at Salinger s early efforts The first two stories date back from 1941 and the third from 1944 and offer a wonderful insight into his iterary prowess It is interesting how in unpolished works the real gems of an authors signature abilities can shine so brightly and clearly standing out from the rest almost as a caricature of the author s style These three stories aren t particularly stunning there is hardly a uote worth highlig. A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine the pinnacle he felt of America’s iterary world But such was not to be for several ong years and the ength of one ong world war The New Yorker whose tastes in iterary matters were and remain notoriously prim and fickle was not uite ready for this brash and over confident newcomer with the cynical worldview and his habit of slangy dialogue But other magazines were uick to recognize a new talent a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness Story maga. ,