Three Early Stories contains Salinger’s first two published short stories, “The Young Folks,” from Story magazine in 1940, and “Go See Eddie,” published in the University of Kansas City Review in the same year. The third story, “Once a Week Won’t Kill You,” appeared in a 1944 issue of Story magazine.
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My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
Writing a memoir about working at the literary agency that represented J.D. Salinger without having the memoir be about Salinger sounds impossible. Yet Joanna Rakoff does it, and does it well, in My Salinger Year. Set in late ’90s Manhattan, the book opens with Rakoff working as an assistant in a well-known literary agency that represents “Jerry.” Initially assuming the Jerry in question is…
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From The Hollywood Reporter:
Danny Strong Making Directorial Debut With Biopic ‘Salinger’s War’
"Salinger’s War follows the Catcher in the Rye writer from his early days trying to establish his career in New York’s literary circle in the early 1940’s. After numerous rejections, he finally finds his voice writing about a character named Holden Caulfield. Right as his career is about to begin, WWII breaks out and Salinger goes off to fight. His experiences at war forever change him, and help him to finally find his voice as a writer.”
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Which novels have had the most impact on you as a writer? Is there a particular book that made you want to write?
The Catcher in the Rye. I found it on my mother’s bookshelf. I knew nothing about it or its author, but my mind was blown after the very first page. I hadn’t known that a book could speak so directly to a reader. After that, I knew what I wanted to do with my life.
From Alice Hoffman: By the Book, New York Times Sunday Book Review