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    DescriptionBased on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people-and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein Company-The Private War of J.D. Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century. For more than fifty years, the ever elusive author of The Catcher in the Rye has been the subject of a relentless stream of newspaper and magazine articles as well as several biographies. Yet all of these attempts have been hampered by a fundamental lack of access and by the persistent recycling of inaccurate information. Salinger remains, astonishingly, an enigma. The complex and contradictory human being behind the myth has never been revealed. No longer. In the eight years since The Private War of J.D. Salinger was begun, and especially in the three years since Salinger's death, the authors interviewed on five continents more than 200 people, many of whom had previously refused to go on the record about their relationship with Salinger. This oral biography offers direct eyewitness accounts from Salinger's World War II brothers-in-arms, his family members, his close friends, his lovers, his classmates, his neighbors, his editors, his publishers, his New Yorker colleagues, and people with whom he had relationships that were secret even to his own family. Shields and Salerno illuminate most brightly the last fifty-six years of Salinger's life: a period that, until now, had remained completely dark to biographers. Provided unprecedented access to never-before-published photographs (more than 100 throughout the book), diaries, letters, legal records, and secret documents, readers will feel they have, for the first time, gotten beyond Salinger's meticulously built-up wall. The result is the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century.


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    Title
    Salinger
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Shields, By (author) Shane Salerno
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 494 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471130397
    ISBN 10: 1471130398
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25740
    Libri: ENGM1810
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004130
    DC23: 813.54
    Thema V1.0: DNBL, DSK, DSBH
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    17 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Shields is the author of two novels, Dead Languages and Heroes; a collection of linked stories, A Handbook for Drowning; and three previous works of non-fiction. He is a professor in the English department at the University of Washington. Shane Salerno is the writer, producer, and director of Salinger, the highly anticipated documentary film about J. D. Salinger that will premiere theatrically in September 2013.