Franny and Zooey

[PDF] Franny and Zooey | by ✓ J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey, Franny and Zooey Franny Glass is a pretty effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend Lane They appear to be the perfect couple but as they struggle to communicate with each o

  • Title: Franny and Zooey
  • Author: J.D. Salinger
  • ISBN: 9780241950449
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Franny and Zooey | by ✓ J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey Franny Glass is a pretty effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend Lane They appear to be the perfect couple but as they struggle to communicate with each other about the things they really care about slowly their true feelings come to the surface The second story in this book Zooey plunges us into the world of her ethereaFranny Glas [PDF] Franny and Zooey | by ✓ J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey, Franny and Zooey Franny Glass is a pretty effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend Lane They appear to be the perfect couple but as they struggle to communicate with each o

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Franny and Zooey

About "J.D. Salinger"

  1. J.D. Salinger

    Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature His last original published work was in 1965 he gave his last interview in 1980 Raised in Manhattan, Salinger began writing short stories while in secondary school, and published several stories in the early 1940s before serving in World War II In 1948 he published the critically acclaimed story A Perfect Day for Bananafish in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his subsequent work In 1951 Salinger released his novel The Catcher in the Rye, an immediate popular success His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year.The success of The Catcher in the Rye led to public attention and scrutiny Salinger became reclusive, publishing new work less frequently He followed Catcher with a short story collection, Nine Stories 1953 , a collection of a novella and a short story, Franny and Zooey 1961 , and a collection of two novellas, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour An Introduction 1963 His last published work, a novella entitled Hapworth 16, 1924 , appeared in The New Yorker on June 19, 1965.Afterward, Salinger struggled with unwanted attention, including a legal battle in the 1980s with biographer Ian Hamilton and the release in the late 1990s of memoirs written by two people close to him Joyce Maynard, an ex lover and Margaret Salinger, his daughter In 1996, a small publisher announced a deal with Salinger to publish Hapworth 16, 1924 in book form, but amid the ensuing publicity, the release was indefinitely delayed He made headlines around the globe in June 2009, after filing a lawsuit against another writer for copyright infringement resulting from that writer s use of one of Salinger s characters from The Catcher in the Rye Salinger died of natural causes on January 27, 2010, at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire.


  1. I m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.The blinking cursor that preceded this review, the place holder of possibility before the big bang of creation, speaks volumes when taken in relation to J.D Salinger s exquisite Franny and Zooey In a novel about identity, about forging who we are from a blank slate in the void of society and humanity, we are constantly called to the floor and reminded how often we impose our ego, or wishes, our desires, and become a caricature of oursel [...]

  2. I am a huge JD Salinger fan, and I m one of those people who s read Catcher in the Rye like 200 times, several times a year since I was about twelve I buy into every cliche said about it it changed my life, it made me want to write, it validated my own teen angst, Salinger captures teen speak amazingly well, Holden Caulfield is vulnerable and wise, a kid hero, etc I have such an emotional attachment to the book that I find it hard to tolerate much criticism of it Case in point I recently came ac [...]

  3. This is great it really is In many ways it s the anti Cornwell Patterson Grisham King Coben Brown Franny and Zooey isn t fast paced or plot driven it isn t thrilling in the traditional sense , and its concepts aren t surfaced based or easy to come by or even embraced by the mainstream populace , but Salinger didn t write for these people he wrote for himself and if you identified with what he wrote, good for you if not, so be it Even so, it s not flourishy or fancy there s nothing pretentious ab [...]

  4. If you liked Catcher in the Rye than your average novel, then you probably have considered reading Franny and Zooey It s one of very few books that J.D Salinger wrote because he kind of turned into a weird old recluse I was really excited about reading this I expected big things Needless to say, I was very disappointed.Problem number one Zooey, who is essentially the protagonist or one of two main characters is pretty much identical to the main character from Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfiel [...]

  5. Did you know that Zooey Glass was voted People magazine s Sexiest Man Alive in 1961 What No, I m kidding Why would you have ever believed that Did you think the magazine even existed back in 61 Geez.But if it did, fictional or not, Zooey could almost certainly have been a contender And back then he would have been eligible, too Of course, you wouldn t get the Zooey Glass looks without a little of the Zooey Glass attitude, and are you sure you d want to have dealt with that It was a littleI don t [...]

  6. Most people of my generation read JD Salinger s A Catcher in the Rye back in high school, were amused by it s vulgarity and forthrightness and then forgot about it I personally haven t reread it since Instead, for this online Yale class on US lit since 1945, I read Franny and Zooey as it is on the syllabus It is an interesting diptych The shorter first part has Franny Glass meeting her boyfriend Lane at Yale and going to eat before a football game Yale Harvard perhaps The boyfriend rereads her l [...]

  7. Well you are stupid Mum, you are one of the most stupid people I know, really what were you thinking when you decided to even read this for God s sake Lights another cigarette I mean to say, for God s sake, it s full of this kind of histrionic dialogue with incessant overuse of italics, and the people in it don t so much speak as hold forth as if they were on the stage somewhere for God s sake, and they just go on and on about Jesus and chakras and anahata and all this goddam mystical stuff, wel [...]

  8. I ll tell you one thing, Franny One thing I know And don t get upset It isn t anything bad But if it s the religious life you want, you ought to know right now that you re missing out on every single goddam religious action that s going on around this house You don t even have sense enough to drink when somebody brings you a cup of consecrated chicken soup which is the only kind of chicken soup Bessie ever brings to anybody around this madhouse So you just tell me, just tell me, buddy Even if yo [...]

  9. The blurb above, by the author, suggests that the two stories included in this volume are, in fact, separate stories , the source of all information easily obtained, and perhaps even correct and or true, suggests the volume contains a short story and a novella I, and others, will suggest to you that, regardless of origin and intent, this volume works very well as a novel Nothing I d care to fight over, argue about, or stake reputation on, just sayin In the Franny section chapter , we meet a gidd [...]

  10. So, this semester I am teaching a course on postwar American novels If you want to take a look at my syllabus, ask But I am basically a high school English teacher who became an English educator, and only relatively recently have been asked to teach straight lit courses at my university as I usually have taught methods of teaching classes though also YA and Graphic Novels in the past quarter century I just turned 61, and have not read many of these novels for this course for literally decades, m [...]

  11. I m just sick of ego, ego, ego My own and everybody else s I m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting It s disgusting This was my first real exposure to Salinger I ve made attempts in the past to read Catcher in the Rye but I was never able to connect with it My friend Spenky raved about Salinger s Franny and Zooey, so I decided this would be my introduction to Salinger To say I was enthralled with Salinger s writing would be an [...]

  12. I swore to myself that I would write a review of this book before the end of 2010, so here goes I should issue a warning I m totally stoked up on hot Jameson toddies due to this nasty cold that took over my body on Monday recipe ample whiskey, cloves, lemons and suagar, all of which you mash together and this is important BEFORE you add the hot water then guzzle as the situation demands But then, it was unlikely that I would ever be able to review this one of my top 3 books of all time stone col [...]

  13. Lane was speaking now as someone does who has been monopolizing conversation for a good quarter of an hour or so and who believes he has just hit a stride where his voice can do absolutely no wrong.Oh kay Let s break this down.Salinger is a brilliant writer And the first part of this two part book is absolute perfection.The section called Franny is amazing It s about 20 percent of the book It s a wonderful and to the point story about a college girl who becomes increasingly fed up with the phoni [...]

  14. I am the luckiest person in the world The last few months have led me through an unbroken string of good books I have had so much fun reading that I m just in love with books right now And isn t that the way it should be In any case, Salinger s Franny and Zooey is the most recent in what I hope will be a continuing tradition of engaging, well written stories I have to admit I approached the work with some skepticism, having been wholly uninterested in Catcher in the Rye when it was forced upon m [...]

  15. In my midtwenties I wanted to be a writer, an exceptional writer, a writer s writer In my midfourties I want to be a reader, an exceptional reader, a writer s reader I want to be writers reason to write, a source of faith to their readers, to their audience I want to give them a reason to make that extra effort, a reason to shine their shoes.My role model used to be Kafka Now my role model is Seymour s Fat Lady

  16. Ugh I love Salinger It s a crime that he left behind just a handful of work This collection contains a short story Franny and a novella Zooey Both deal with typical Salingerian problems death, grief, what is the true meaning of life and whatnot and he handles them really well His writing is nothing short of superb and flawless I do feel that Zooey went on for a bit too long however Spending that much time with Salinger s characters can be a bit trying hence the universal hate of Holden Caulfield [...]

  17. Accidenti, disse, ce ne sono di cose belle al mondo E quando dico belle intendo belle Siamo degli idioti a svicolare sempre dalle cose Sempre, sempre, sempre l ad annotare tutti gli accidenti che capitano al nostro piccolo e schifoso io Capitano, talvolta, degli incidenti straordinari Tu sei l con la guardia abbassata, a carezzare il tuo piccolo e schifoso io, e d un tratto le parole giuste ti cascano tra capo e collo come una secchiata d acqua fredda o meglio, come un confortante t caldo quando [...]

  18. Yesterday was the day of Rakshabandhan, an Indian festival celebrating the relationship between brothers and sisters, and I spent this day a few thousand miles away from my siblings Last night I spent 2 hours at the dinner table talking to my roommate about those years when I used to celebrate Rakshabandhan at home with my sister and brother, about the years when we were growing up together After yesterday s somewhat long dinner, I picked up Franny and Zooey from the page where I had left it the [...]

  19. I think I lost count of the number of times I ve read this little book The first time than forty years and then periodically every few years I m sixty two years old today and I just realized that there will come a time when all I will want to do is re read the books that have impacted me in some way or another There s not much time, you know This is a religious book written at a time much like our own when writing a book with religious themes was a risky endeavor The author risked being branded [...]

  20. I just don t know how I feel aboutFranny and Zooey I really don t I read it a couple of weeks ago and couldn t write anything about it, as I couldn t decide if I loved it, just liked it or absolutely hated it I can rule out hating it I suppose, as I finished it and I never finish books that I truly despise And I don t think I loved it I m pretty sure I didn t My overall reaction, by process of elimination, is a general ambivalence Part of my issue here is the damn star rating Two makes it seem l [...]

  21. Edited to include visual Disaffected Young Adult, which is a picture of MFSO, used with his permission, with the following explanation in his words I refer to it the picture as Too Much Fun and that it s from the end of my first year in college in the summer of 2004 while in the midst of three days with no sleep or food and a lot of chemicals As a former Salinger aficionado, I wanted to look back and consider how I felt about Salinger now.In Salinger s two part novel, Franny and Zooey, Zooey, Fr [...]

  22. I m just interested in finding out what the hell goes I mean do you have to be a goddam bohemian type, or dead, for Chrissake, to be a real poet What do you want some bastard with wavy hair Here we ve got a pair of beautiful goddamned crises of the ego It s easy to talk about Salinger like he s a period piece, like Norman Rockwell, greasers, or car fins, but he s really good and rhythmic here, with foaming mad dialogue and fearful trembling neurotics.Salinger seems to me to be one of the main pr [...]

  23. It s us We re freaks, that s all We re the Tattooed Lady, and we re never going to have a minute s peace, the rest of our lives, till everybody else is tattooed, too.Franny and Zooey are both outsiders, they think one way when the rest of the world thinks another, they don t fit And they never will.They re trying to find a way to live in this selfish world, a world they just cannot stand because it goes against everything they believe in.Franny absolutely despises the world she lives in the way [...]

  24. Something my Uncle Bob once told me about his days as a competitive bridge player always stuck with me He said the further he got into it, and the advanced the players were, the less fun it all became I guess at some level it got to be a serious business one where everyone wanted to show that they were as smart as or smarter than all the other laser focused competitors Any social element of the game was beside the point, or worse still, a distraction J.D Salinger s id e fixe for many years, the [...]

  25. I read this so long ago I had enjoyed, or at least identified with, Catcher in the Rye, so I thought I would try this, which is much less known And for good reason I think his teenage angst had run its course and when he didn t feel it any he couldn t manufacture it for the book,nor transition into one concerned with adult emotions.

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