Salinger (David Shields & Shane Salerno) soon to be presented for sale on the top-quality BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London, New York, Sydney, Toronto & New Delhi: Simon & Schuster, 2014, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Photographic end papers & blanks;
From the cover: Raised in Park Avenue privilege, J, D. Salinger sought out combat, surviving five bloody battles of World War II, and out of that crucible he created a novel, The Catcher in the Rye, which journeyed deep into his own despair and redefined post-war America.
For more than fifty years, Salinger has been one of the most elusive figures in American history. All of the attempts to uncover the truth about why he disappeared have been undermined by a lack of access and the recycling of inaccurate information. In the course of a nine-year investigation, and especially in the three years since Salingers death, David Shields and Shane Salerno have interviewed more than 200 people on five continents (many of whom had previously refused to go on the record) to solve the mystery of what happened to Salinger.
Constructed like a thriller, this oral biography takes you into Salingers private world for the first time, through the voices of those closest to him: his World War II brothers-in-arms, his family, his friends, his lovers, his classmates, his editors, his New Yorker colleagues, his spiritual advisors, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Their intimate recol…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faux-distressed, a little disconcertingly.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 698 pages. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Biography catalogue?