Franny and Zooey
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Franny and Zooey

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Perhaps the best book by the foremost stylist of his generation (New York Times), J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey collects two works of fiction about the Glass family originally published in The New Yorker.
Everything everybody does is so--I don't know--not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and--sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much only in a different way.
A novel in two halves, Franny and Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and traumas of entering adulthood. It is a gleaming example of the wit, precision, and poignancy that have made J. D. Salinger one of America's most beloved writers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 133 x 204 x 15mm | 172g
  • Back Bay Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0316769029
  • 9780316769020
  • 303,447

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Brilliant...What makes reading Salinger such a consistently bracing experience is our sense of always being in the presence of something that--whatever it is--isn't fishy.--Janet Malcolm, New York Review of Books
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About J D Salinger

J. D. Salinger was born in New York City on January 1, 1919, and died in Cornish, New Hampshire, on January 27, 2010. His stories appeared in many magazines, most notably The New Yorker. Between 1951 and 1963 he produced four book-length works of fiction: The Catcher in the Rye; Nine Stories; Franny and Zooey; and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour--An Introduction. The books have been embraced and celebrated throughout the world and have been credited with instilling in many a lifelong love of reading.
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194,409 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (67,576)
3 22% (42,020)
2 6% (11,551)
1 2% (3,389)
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