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How Literature Saved My Life
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|November 5, 2013

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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…
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

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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,…
Other People: Takes & Mistakes
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|This title releases January 16, 2018

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Other People is something of a revelation: seventy-plus essays that form neither a miscellany nor a memoir but an intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness.   Can one person know another person? How do we live through…
Other People: Takes & Mistakes
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|February 21, 2017

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An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another…
Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity
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|September 23, 2003

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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…
That Thing You Do With Your Mouth: The Sexual Autobiography Of Samantha Matthews As Told To David…

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In That Thing You Do With Your Mouth, actress and voice-over artist Samantha Matthews offers-in the form of an extended monologue, prompted and arranged by New York Times bestselling author (and Matthews's cousin once removed) David Shields-a vivid investigation…
Enough About You: Notes Toward the New Autobiography

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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,…
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” (…
SALINGER
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|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…
Salinger
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|January 16, 2014

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Jerome David Salinger é uma das figuras mais intrigantes da história recente da literatura mundial. Autor do cultuado romance O apanhador no campo de centeio, ele é reverenciado por milhões de pessoas e influenciou incontáveis escritores e cineastas. No entanto,…
Other People: Takes & Mistakes
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|February 21, 2017

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An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another…
Salinger
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|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…
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