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Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of…read more

Salinger

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September 9, 2014

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An instant New York Times bestseller, this “explosive biography” ( People ) of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century is “as close as we’ll ever get to being inside J.D. Salinger’s head” ( Entertainment Weekly ). This…read more

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“Reading How Literature Saved My Life is like getting to listen in on a really great, smart, provocative conversation. The book is not straightforward, it resists any single interpretation, and it seems to me to constitute nothing less than a new form.” ––Whitney Otto…read more

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Blending confessional criticism and cultural autobiography, David Shields explores the power of literature to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. Evoking his deeply divided personality, his character flaws, his woes, his serious despair, he wants "literature to assuage human…read more

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What does it mean to construct a self? What does it mean to turn your life into a narrative? What's gained? What's lost? What lies inevitably get told? What deeper truths are reached or at least reached for? Enough About You has no answers to these questions, but it frames and asks these…read more

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“Reading How Literature Saved My Life is like getting to listen in on a really great, smart, provocative conversation. The book is not straightforward, it resists any single interpretation, and it seems to me to constitute nothing less than a new form.” ––Whitney Otto In this wonderfully…read more

Salinger

by David Shields|

June 3, 2014

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`De oorlog die hem vernietigde, schiep hem als schrijver Gedurende acht jaar deed Shane Salerno voor een ambitieuze filmdocumentaire onderzoek naar het leven van J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), de wereldberoemde auteur van The Catcher in the Rye . Salinger publiceerde in relatief korte tijd, tot begin…read more

Salinger

by David Shields|

January 21, 2014

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J. D. Salinger es una de las fi guras más emblemáticas del siglo XX. Autor de El guardián entre el centeno, cuyo poder ha ejercido un influjo único generación tras generación, se convirtió en un mito cuando, abrumado por la fama, decidió dejar de publicar y desapareció. Y aunque él y su obra han…read more

SALINGER

by David Shields|

March 13, 2014

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE BOY WHO BECAME A REBEL. THE REBEL WHO BECAME A SOLDIER. THE SOLDIER WHO BECAME AN ICON. THE ICON WHO DISAPPEARED. Raised in Park Avenue privilege, J. D. Salinger sought out combat, surviving five bloody battles of World War II, and out of that crucible he created a…read more

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In this truly one-of-a-kind book, the author/narrator—a representative, in extremis, of contemporary American obsession with beauty, celebrity, transmitted image—finds himself suspended, fascinated, in the remoteness of our wall-to-wall mediascape. It is a remoteness that both…read more

Salinger

by David Shields|

September 3, 2013

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Based 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— Salinger is a global cultural event: the definitive biography of one of the…read more

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Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of…read more