Nine Stories

Nine Stories

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by J. D. Salinger
     
 

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Stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme — With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, and Teddy.

Overview

Stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, Just Before the War with the Eskimos, The Laughing Man, Down at the Dinghy, For Esme — With Love and Squalor, Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, and Teddy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316769501
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
53,563
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

His cloistered lifestyle and limited output have not prevented readers and writers from lionizing J. D. Salinger. With one-of-a-kind stories and the classic book The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger captured with wit and poignancy a growing malaise in post-war America. The 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, his best-known book, was an immediate success and remains popular and controversial. Salinger followed Catcher with Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Cornish, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
January 1, 1919
Date of Death:
January 27, 2010
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
Cornish, New Hampshire
Education:
Graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, 1936; attended New York University, Ursinus College, Columbia University

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Nine Stories 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. Especially how jd salinger incorporates all the buddhist themes in it. Thats not the only thing that makes this book great though, its the familiarity of it all. When I read any of J.d Salinger's stories I feel like Im having de ja vu or something. The name nine stories also relates to the saying that cats have nine lives. If anyone is familiar with the Glass family, Seymore brings up the fact that he would like to be a dead cat. (Relates to reincarnation too). He's a genius and i recommend this book to anyone who's willing to take a closer look.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really like nine stories, but i dont think i understood the deeper meanings. I loved A Perfect Day For Bananafish and Teddy. Everyone should read it, because its good stuff.
Humxm More than 1 year ago
This may be the best collection of short stories ever written--and I have read many collections. While not everyone will understand all the stories on a first reading, each story will become more and more clear upon additional readings. In fact, that is one mark of good writing: Is it an onion?--i.e., can it be read again (and again) revealing layers of meaning and insight. Salinger's Nine Stories are full of layers and real people. Both the stories and the people will become unforgettable. A masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some stories of this powerful collection were over my head, but I also really enjoyed many of the meaningful stories. Teddy to me is a beautiful finish to the collection. Buy this if you love Salinger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The collection is directed by the Zen Koan 'What is the sound of one hand clapping' and for those fond of Oriental philosophy, this work uncovers the answer in each story. For those who come to this work by way of 'Cather In the Rye' you will not be disappointed. It has something for everybody. Unlike 'Franny and Zooey', which isolates readers with its ideology, the stories in this collection are magical and poignant. My favorite in the collection is 'Teddy' but 'A Perfect Day for Bannanafish' is another great one. I came to this work to find more out about the Glass Family and their relatives, but what I got was so much more. I dare anyone to read 'For Esme -- With Love and Squalor,' and not walk away with a better understanding of the movie 'Lost in Translation.' Salinger's work here is astounding, whther you want to dig deep into philosophy or just get invloved with great narratives. A must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nine Stories kept me turning pages all night through. It is an enjoyable collection to read. Salinger emerged as witty, penetrating, humurous and very knowing. He is a fresh breath of to short story writing.Short stories by Chekhov, The Usurper and Other Stories, Runaway,Union Moujik stand on my shelves as fine and hilarious short story collections to read
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Alfredo17 More than 1 year ago
"For Esme with Love and Squalor" must be considered among the author's finest stories. Read at least that one!
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NicholasMichael More than 1 year ago
When i finished CITR, by JD S, I NEEDED to read more of his work, seriously i think the next day i went to borders, and bought nine stories, and raise high the roof..etc. Great writer.I didnt like the laughing so much though, but the first story i was like WHHAAAT?!
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