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Reading J. D. Salinger's Short Fiction

Reading J. D. Salinger's Short Fiction (Paperback)

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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 Esme-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."

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 28/07/2016 ISBN-13: 9781441199713  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sarah Graham is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Leicester, UK.

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