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    Salinger (Hardback) By (author) David Shields, By (author) Shane Salerno

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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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Shields, By (author) Shane Salerno
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 698
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 984 g
    ISBN 13: 9781476744834
    ISBN 10: 1476744831

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    B&T Approval Code: P26107101
    LC classification: PS3537.A426 Z8827 2013
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    03 September 2013